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I know Amelia is popular but is Amelie too?

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Tranquilitybaby Mon 31-Mar-14 20:31:03

I don't know of any of the latter personally, is Amelie much less popular?

TeenageMutantNinjaTurtle Mon 31-Mar-14 20:40:50

They're about the same here in South London... In fact I know more Amelies than Amelias.

Amelie was on our list for dd 2 years ago but then I knew two born in the couple of months before dd was born so we had to ditch it...

BananaHammocks Mon 31-Mar-14 20:51:31

Yes -

EirikurNoromaour Mon 31-Mar-14 20:53:41

Amelie is very popular and quite dated IMO. I'd love to know how many Amelies there were before the film came out.

alwaysneedaholiday Mon 31-Mar-14 20:58:03

About the same, I think.

What about Emilia?

TeenageMutantNinjaTurtle Mon 31-Mar-14 21:02:01

Weirdly Eirikur, two of the mothers I know had never even heard of the film. I lent one of them my copy and she never gave it back hmm it is a lovely film...!

IHaveSeenMyHat Mon 31-Mar-14 21:02:02

Amelia, Amelie and Emily are all very popular at the toddler groups I go to!

LizzieMint Mon 31-Mar-14 21:16:04

Amelie is very very popular round here, much more so than Emily (I have an Emily adn expected to find lots of them, but no others so far!) Don't know of any Amelia's either.

EirikurNoromaour Mon 31-Mar-14 21:24:10

Maybe not teenage but I'd bet they only heard the name because it's popular due to the film!

MrsJohnDeere Mon 31-Mar-14 21:50:48

Amelie more popular than Amelia ime.

Tranquilitybaby Mon 31-Mar-14 22:52:28

Thank you all, hmm think that is off the list. I don't do popular! X

minglemanglemunchkin Tue 01-Apr-14 07:17:59

What about Amity?

Tea1Sugar Tue 01-Apr-14 07:46:57

What about Emilia?

kerala Tue 01-Apr-14 09:21:44

Amelie is very popular and overdone. I slightly cringe unless the family are French seems abit pretentious. Also you get these big blond very English girls at dds school all called Amelie. Amelie to me should be dark petite and French.

ChickenMe Tue 01-Apr-14 09:25:58

I know three and that's just off the top of my head. The youngest is two and the oldest is six. Weirdly all three are dark haired (n

LadyFromLaLaLand Tue 01-Apr-14 09:29:15

Amelie is sooo pretty.

iseenodust Tue 01-Apr-14 09:31:16

I know two primary aged DC named Amelie but not a single Amelia.

JazzAnnNonMouse Tue 01-Apr-14 13:32:32

I know lots of Amelia's
Less Amelie
Prefer the latter grin

squoosh Tue 01-Apr-14 13:38:29

God I hated that film with a PASSION!

TroubleAndFyfe Tue 01-Apr-14 14:34:01

I know an Amalia (am-uh-lee-a) much more unusual but along the same lines.

DiamondsAndRust Tue 01-Apr-14 15:49:03

Yes, it's very popular now. Think once the film raised its profile lots of people started using it as a 'unique' alternative to Emily/Amelia and now it's pretty much caught up with them. I know three under five.

Elodie seems to be going the same way (alternative to Ellie/Ella etc). Really like it, but I'm hearing it everywhere.

stringbean Tue 01-Apr-14 21:06:00

My dn is Amalia -it's the European version of Amelia (pron A-MAH-lia). Never heard it before but a bit different.

Sharaluck Tue 01-Apr-14 22:46:33

Yes I think they are equally popular.

Mintymoomoo Wed 02-Apr-14 08:57:08

Everyone says Amelia is popular, but I have a 9 year old dd called Amelia and she is the only one in her school, and was the only one in her pre school, nursery etc! Where as There are 5 Amelie's in her school and always was coming across them at toddler groups etc.

I actually only know one other Amelia (friend of a friends dd) who is actually only 5 weeks younger than my dd, other than that never come across the name except for one beautiful shop assistant a few years back in a trendy clothes shop and she was 19 and my boss has a dd called Amelia but she is 39 years old

Nevertell Wed 02-Apr-14 09:25:25

I know 2 Emily's,one Amelia and one Amelie all under 4. It's hard to hear the differences in the hubbub of toddler group.

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