College Admissions Essay: Do I Love My Name?

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Looking back upon all of the years I’ve heard people call out my name, I have definitely had mixed feelings about it. Ellie Rose Cuneio. I’ve never despised my name, but I have learned to love it. Just like, to me at least, months have different colors, I feel like names have the same effect. However, I feel like those things change when people assign me nicknames. Every nickname has a different perception. Even though these feelings have evolved throughout my life, as well as me gaining new perspectives of what my name means through individual experiences, I will always love my name.
To me, Ellie feels like sitting shotgun in your dad’s truck singing Bennie and the Jets with the windows down. It’s making pancakes by yourself at two in the
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But in my case, my mom didn’t know that at the time. We both have a very classic and old-fashioned taste, so she regrets not originally naming me Eleanor. If I could have a name that fits my personality better, I think that’s what it would be. Eleanor. It’s elegant, classic, and not modern whatsoever. I’ve always felt like I was born in the wrong generation. I sometimes wonder what it would be like to grow up in the 50’s when families stuck together better, girls and boys would “go together” and get chocolate shakes after school, and most especially, no social media to dismantle relationships or set certain standards. I have an old soul- and it’s a blessing and a curse. I would love to have the name Eleanor- and actually have people call me that. I feel like it fits me as a person, but a part of me will forever love my true name.
All in all, I never realized what my name means to me until I wrote this paper. I will always love my name. Everything behind it, everything that will come with it. I love how original it is, and what it means to me. Although sometimes I do wish my name was Eleanor, I can’t imagine how life would be without the name I’ve been called for sixteen years.
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