"PadmÃ©" is Sanskrit for "lotus flower," while "Amidala" is "spiritual manifestation". From the sacred mantra of Tibetan Buddhists, "Om Mani Padme Hum" ("Oh jewel in the lotus"). The lotus flower starts as a small flower down at the bottom of a pond in the mud and muck. It slowly grows up towards the waters surface continually moving towards the light. Once it come to the surface of the water the lotus flower begins to blossom and turn into a beautiful flower. Within Hinduism and Buddhism the lotus flower has become a symbol for awakening to the spiritual reality of life. The lotus inspires the person, that whenever faced with trouble and no matter how dark the waters may get, she will rise above and let the beautiful flower in them bloom as long as they have a pure and sincere heart. The Indian people see it as a message from the gods "to be detached from material preoccupations". I would say that Padme was destined to be with Anakin. She is his spirit, the goodness in him and when she was threatened (by his own actions) he fell and stayed down.