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Old 12-09-2003, 02:44 PM
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Amalia is named after Amalia van Solms, member of the royal family in the medieval.

Carmen is from Maria del Carmen, Maxima's mother.
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Old 12-09-2003, 02:46 PM
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I like the fact that they broke with tradition and chose a name that hasn't been held by a Dutch queen before. Interesting.
I like it too. Shows Maxima and Willem-Alexander's uniqueness. I do have to say that I am not as crazy about the name Amalia. I think it would have been prettier if they had called her Catharina, or made a nickname out of that. But hey, it's not my choice.
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Old 12-09-2003, 03:19 PM
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Maria would have been my choice. But not with Amalia or Catharina. Maria Beatrix but Maria would be her name.
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Old 12-09-2003, 03:26 PM
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Yes, I knew it was a past royal name. Amelia is nice too.

" Amalia is named after Amalia van Solms, member of the royal family in the medieval."

Was she a particularly important one? I mean of all of the royal names. She must have been important then or influential.
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Old 12-09-2003, 04:06 PM
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Is the French version of Catharina-Amalia's name Amelie (like in the movie with Audrey Tatou)? And the English version is Amelia, right?
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Old 12-09-2003, 04:37 PM
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That's correct. A Princess Amelia brought the name to Britain in the 18th century where it was popular in the 19th century. Comes from the Old German for "industrious". Emelie comes from it. But not Emily which was a Roman clan name. Other names associated with it are Aimiliona, Amaleta, Emeline, Malia, Amalyne and Emmeline
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Old 12-09-2003, 04:45 PM
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" Amalia is named after Amalia van Solms, member of the royal family in the medieval."

Was she a particularly important one? I mean of all of the royal names. She must have been important then or influential.
As far as I know she was very very important. She was the wife of Frederik Hendrik (the third ruler of the Netherlands, son of Willem I). He became ruler of the NEtherlands because his brother wanted this and he also wanted FH to marry Amalia van Solms (a maid). So if it wasn't for her there would be no Dutch royal family.
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Old 12-09-2003, 04:59 PM
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Willem Frederik van Oranje-Nassau (24 august 1772 - 12 december 1843), King of Nederlanden (1815-1840),
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Old 12-09-2003, 05:14 PM
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married Prince Frederik Hendrik on 4th of April 1625

they had 5 childeren, 1 son Willem II (later ruler of the Netherlands, and 4 daughters.
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Princess Madeleine of sweden whole name is Madeleine Thérèse Amelie Josephine
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Old 12-09-2003, 05:18 PM
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the "rulers" of the Netherlands since the 16th century:

De stadhouders Van Oranje:

Stadhouder Willem I, 'Willem de Zwijger' (*1533 - †1584)

Prins Maurits (*1567 - †1625)

Stadhouder Frederik Hendrik (*1584 - †1647)

Stadhouder Willem II (*1626 - †1650)

Stadhouder Willem III, 'King William' (*1650 - †1702)

Stadhouder Willem IV (*1711 - †1751)

Stadhouder Willem V (*1748 - †1806)

Napoleontische heersers:

Koning Lodewijk Napoleon (*1778 - †1846)

Keizer Napoleon Bonaparte I (*1769 - †1821)

Het koningshuis Van Oranje:

Koning Willem I (*1772 - †1843)

Koning Willem II (*1792 - †1849)

Koning Willem III (*1817 - †1890)

Koningin Emma (*1858 - †1934)

Koningin Wilhelmina (*1880 - †1962)

Koningin Juliana (*1909)


I'm glad that WA and Maxima got a daugther, or else we would have gotten another Willem guy
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Ew...what a gross name for such a cute baby...Why couldn't they have stuck with Emma/Juliana/Beatrix...or why couldn't they have given her Victoria as a first name? Catharina Amalia...a little too old fashioned for my blood. It's not up to snuff...it would've been nicer if they had given her a more..."modern" name. I mean...her cousin Eloise has a very nice name...
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Don't I feel dumb now. I'm just glad it wasn't the one from around the turn of the 18th century. I know him.
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Also I read that Victoria was used for its meaning for anything else but it would be good to have KPV as the godmother anyway.
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Old 12-09-2003, 07:09 PM
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Don't know what the fuss is about. I think Catharina Amalia is a lovely name, although the repetition of the end A in Catharina and the first A in Amalia makes it rather hard to pronounce. Congratulations to the Dutch royal family!
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I think Catharina Amalia is a lovely name, although the repetition of the end A in Catharina and the first A in Amalia makes it rather hard to pronounce.
I like this name, too. But what I think is hardest to get your tongue around with her name is the second 'a' in Amalia. Had it been Catharina-Am-e-lia, it would flow a bit easier and roll off the tongue a bit more. But with Catharina-Am-a-lia, you have to really wrap your tongue around that fourth 'a.'

Although sometimes (a lot&#33 people have problems with my name, and they miss the 'ia' ending, because Alexand-ra is more common than Alexand-r-ia. And then they tell me that my name is too hard to pronounce. So what can you do?!
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Alexandria is also a lovely name! And it's very suitable for this forum, because it sounds so royal!

I think the problem with "Amalia" is that so many people seem to be used to "Amelia," so the former seems hard to say. But I'm sure the Dutch - the only people who really need to know how to pronounce it - manage quite well... if it's a Dutch name, that is!
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Howi s "Amalia" pronouned???
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Old 12-10-2003, 01:59 AM
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Howi s "Amalia" pronouned???
I would think that it would be

a-mar-lee-a
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Old 12-10-2003, 06:22 AM
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Hi,

Just curious to know if it is a Dutch name? And, is Catharina a Dutch name also? Are they very unusual? Or, are there a few Catharinas and Amalias wandering around Amsterdam?

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