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My real name is Ellen. I was named for my mother Susan Ellen, who was named for her mother Emily Ellen. tracer­oute My grand­dad always called me his “Lit­tle Nelle.”  “Nelle” stuck and I’ve been Nelle ever since. I like it that way. “Nelle” takes me back to my ear­li­est child­hood mem­o­ries, even though I […]