Who is ellie adelina?
So, my name's not really Ellie.
My name is actually Eliesa Marie Hamilton.
So what's in a name?
The truth us, I've bucked against my identity for two and a half decades. #existentialcrisismuch?
The nickname "Ellie" comes from a need in my mid-teens to:
1) separate myself from my "childhood" name, which felt like it carried with it painful memories of a traumatic upbringing, and
2) release the general public from butchering the pronunciation of my birth name, Eliesa.
The add-on "Adelina" came around later, and you can read more about that here.
"Eliesa" doesn't carry the same weight in my heart like it once did, and I love the ring of "Ellie Adelina," so that's the name that sticks around.
As my pappap would say, you can call me whatever you want, just don't call me late for dinner.
Anyway, welcome to my space on the internet!