Celia
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I'm English, and I've never heard this name pronounced with 2 syllables, always 3, see-lee-a.
-- Anonymous User  5/7/2006
It's my mommy's name and one side of the family (the Irish side) says it sil-yah. The other side (the Mexican side) pronounces it see-lee-yah.
-- Anonymous User  8/9/2006
I pronounce this as SEEL-yah, it's easier to say.
-- dreadfulxsorry  1/31/2007
I've always pronounced it CHEL-ya. I think it's prettier than See-lee-a, but to each his own. :)
-- rain-angel03  3/23/2008
I happen to like this name. It is my middle name. I pronounce it like SEAL-YAH.
-- kcp123  4/9/2008
My name is Celia. Mine is supposed to be pronounced as "sel yah" but most people pronounce it as "seel yah". I used to correct people when they mispronounced it, but I don't anymore. Eventually I got used to "seel yah".
FYI, there's a poem by Ben Jonson called "Song to Celia":

Song: to Celia [“Drink to me only with thine eyes”]
BY BEN JONSON

Drink to me only with thine eyes,
And I will pledge with mine;
Or leave a kiss but in the cup,
And I’ll not look for wine.
The thirst that from the soul doth rise
Doth ask a drink divine;
But might I of Jove’s nectar sup,
I would not change for thine.

I sent thee late a rosy wreath,
Not so much honouring thee
As giving it a hope, that there
It could not withered be.
But thou thereon didst only breathe,
And sent’st it back to me;
Since when it grows, and smells, I swear,
Not of itself, but thee.
-- Anonymous User  7/4/2014

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