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    Is there a proper name for some one who makes candles? - apart from candlemaker before anyone gets that in!!!!! If not we could create one - what about Candler? Waxologist? Wickman?

    Join in - all ideas welcome silly or serious!!!

    Oddsox


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    Chandler
    Terry xxx
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Oddsox View Post
      Is there a proper name for some one who makes candles? - apart from candlemaker before anyone gets that in!!!!! If not we could create one - what about Candler? Waxologist? Wickman?

      Join in - all ideas welcome silly or serious!!!

      Oddsox
      thought candlelious was rather good lol
      sorry no help am i lol
      jen

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      • #4
        Terry got it right. The correct name for a candlemaker is chandler. Not quite as cute as candlelicious though
        Ruby xx



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        • #5
          Yes Chandler it is - from the French -chandelier

          Jane
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          • #6
            I like candlelious though!!!

            I thought a Chandler was someone who makes/supplies goods for ships. Maybe that's a slightly different spelling? Although it makes more sense it being a derivative of the french 'Chandalier'. Thanks everyone for that !

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            • #7
              Definately a chandler - there used to be a candle supply company called candleicious - used to order from them pity another company as I recall shut by the "bleeping" banks!!!

              Cheers.

              Lisa

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              • #8
                Thanks Lisa - I know of a 'CandleiciousCandles' within ebay - assume they have a full independent website as well. Don't know if it's the same coy reborn!

                Chandler must be one of those words with a double meaning (homonym?)

                Oddsox

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                • #9
                  The term Chandler "grew" to mean the ship supplier, as it was typically the same person who supplied the other goods along with the candles...
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                  Scorch

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                  • #10
                    Chandler noun

                    1.a person who makes or sells candles and sometimes other items of tallow or wax, as soap.2.a dealer or trader in supplies, provisions, etc., of a specialized type: a ship chandler. 3.a retailer of provisions, groceries, etc.
                    Origin:
                    1275–1325; ME chandeler candlestick, maker or seller of candles < AF, OF chandelier, lit., someone or something connected with candles, equiv. to chandelle candle + -ier -ier2
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                    • #11
                      Wow, that's great !! what I thought was a Chandler is actually a 'spin off' from the original term/meaning. Also, I assume all you soapmakers could also call yourself chandlers according to Indri's comments.

                      Oddsox

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                      • #12
                        Thanks, but I will stick with soap maker - don't want to confuse my customers

                        Jane
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                        • #13
                          Doesn't take much to confuse some customers hehehe. Mind you these days I'm easily confused
                          Ruby xx



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                          • #14
                            Look chandler up on google and you are more likely to get boatyards, so probably best not to confuse the customers!! Glad you all appreciated the English lesson. Anytime you need another one I'll try to help!
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