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  1. #1
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    How do YOU pronounce Celandine?

    My husband and I pronounce it Se-lan-deyen (rhymes with valentine and clementine) since that is always how I have been taught to pronounce the plant name, however I have seen some name sites pronounce it Se-lan-deen. How do you pronounce it?
    Mommy of Juniper Teagan & Pyrus Nikolai

    Catkin Winifred, Owl Arianrhod, Celandine Ceridwen, Heliotrope Isolde, Nettle Chiyo, Chicory Tallulah, Pennyroyal Matilda, Wedelia Imogen, Mallow Araminta, Dandelion Jane
    Senna Lazarus, Bramble Gideon, Comfrey Azrael, Thistle Dorian, Huckleberry Iver, Larkspur Saul, Bear Cornelius, Yarrow Barnaby, Sol Aurelius, Hawthorn Otis, Centaury Eben

    New Crushes: Criofan, Silver, Bastet, and Noctua
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    Sel-an-DEEN
    ...Mommy of 2 handsome boys, James Hamilton (4yrs) and Silas Augustine (2.5yrs). New addition 10/14!
    Girls- Blythe, Adeline, Freya, Sabina, Lydia, Vesper
    Boys- Isaac, Archer, Henry, Barnabas, Caleb, Gideon
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    I take my cue from Cicely Mary Barker, author and illustrator of The Flower Fairies. "Celandine" rhymes with "shine."

    Before the hawthorn leaves unfold,
    Or buttercups put forth their gold,
    By every sunny footpath shine
    The stars of Lesser Celandine.


    -- Nephele (thinking that it's probably time to resurrect my Flower Fairies anagrammed names topic...)

  4. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by nephele View Post
    I take my cue from Cicely Mary Barker, author and illustrator of The Flower Fairies. "Celandine" rhymes with "shine."

    Before the hawthorn leaves unfold,
    Or buttercups put forth their gold,
    By every sunny footpath shine
    The stars of Lesser Celandine.
    Ditto this. I used to love my flower fairies books
    ~Boys~

    Jory Leander Atticus, August Eli Benedict, Casimir Mordecai Stewart,
    Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
    Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.


    ~Girls~

    Aira Rose ___, Eleni Fiorella Charlotte, Sylvia Sayuri Noor,
    Merit Eleanora Adelaide, Clover Elodie Seraphine, Bridie Scarlett Viola,
    Marguerite Cecilia Iris, Eilidh Clara Valentine.


    Sorry to anyone who read TSI. First draft was terrible. Second drafting now.

  5. #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by nephele View Post
    Before the hawthorn leaves unfold,
    Or buttercups put forth their gold,
    By every sunny footpath shine
    The stars of Lesser Celandine.
    Lovely! Thanks for the poem.
    Ronja Julius Leonore Frederick Harriet Clemens Elisabeth Ivor Linnea Elliot

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