Having a funny mashup of a common first name and the last name that shouldn’t be this hard to pronounce, I’ve had some variations, the worst of which was Ellie Pacherrio. Which sounds like a splendid pen name for a romance novel writer.

I would take your name on upon meeting you. I know in my experience we’re often the first person someone has had to struggle with our particular name. I’ve tried patience with that. Stumbles and casual assumptions are far less venomous than a direct bias or hateful reaction.

Coach, father, writer — sometimes all at once. Writes content for the 💸 by day, writes blogs for the 😍 by night. coachdaddyblog.wordpress.com

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