OF THE BABY NAME AMELIA
Amelia Booth is Is the virtuous title heroine of Henry Fielding’s "Amelia," published in 1751, the fourth and final of Fielding’s novels at the dawn of this literary form. Lacking the ribald humor of Tom Jones or the satiric wit of Shamela, this novel is more a commentary on the social mores of the day set against a domestic background. Surely Amelia must be one of the most put-upon characters in English literature. Married against her mother’s wishes to the handsome but imprudent Captain Booth, Amelia endures the consequences of his gambling, infidelity and imprisonment. For this last, she must put up her fortune to free him and guide him toward a quiet and happy retirement in the countryside. The Academy Award for Long-Suffering Wife she should get.
Amelia Sedley is the heroine of William Makepeace Thackeray’s "Vanity Fair" (although it is the more memorable Becky Sharp who immediately comes to mind). Published in 1847/8, this is a sweeping satirical novel set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars. Amelia herself is kind and good hearted, if somewhat vapid, and fixes upon the shallow, opportunistic George Osbourne as her love, while she is loved, in vain, by the good William Dobbin. Amelia’s family loses their fortune through mismanagement, and the couple is married against the wishes of his father, who disinherits George. George dies in battle, Amelia bears his son and lives in genteel poverty until she finally succumbs to the proposal of the ever-faithful, if somewhat weary-of-the-game Dobbin. All this while Becky Sharp flirts, fancies, and funs away the days, and really doesn’t pay much of a price for it all.
Amelia Bones is an accomplished witch and a fair judge in the popular series by J. K. Rowling. in her role as Head of the Department of Magical Law, she presides over Harry Potter’s disciplinary hearing and is instrumental in his being cleared of all charges. She is described as “one of the greatest witches” of all time. A serious person, most of whose family members have been killed by various enemies, she herself comes to her end at the hands of the evil Lord Valdemort, but not, it is said, without putting up a heroic fight for her life.
Born Amelia, Mia Thermopolis or Princess Mia (Princess of Genovia) is the main character in Meg Cabot’s notable series of novels “The Princess Diaries” first published in 2000. Offbeat Mia will automatically win the heart of every teenage girl who's ever just wanted to fit in with as little fuss as possible. Meg Cabot's writing is silly and entertaining; with tons of pop culture references that will make teens feel right at home within her pages. This is a wonderfully wacky read about an endearing female character coming-of-age.