Ellen Adarna resents being told she pronounces her son's name "differently"

Aug 13, 2020
Ellen Adarna receives message from a follower saying she's pronouncing her son Elias's name "differently." Ellen goes from "Maybe i should also change how i pronounce my name to i-len or Y-len (laughing emoji)" to "He is my son after all."
PHOTO/S: @maria.elena.adarna on Instagram

Ellen Adarna doesn't often post photos of her two-year-old son Elias.

However, showbiz fans do get a glimpse of him on Ellen's social media feeds every now and then.

Elias Modesto on Ellen Adarna's Instagram

Early today, August 13, 2020, the celebrity mom updated her Instagram Stories with some videos of Elias playing with his wooden-puzzle toy.

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The mother and son formed "E," the first letter of their names.

In the short clip, Ellen could be heard pronouncing Elias's name as "El-yas," which is how Filipinos commonly say it.

Ellen Adarna and son Elias Modesto

In one of her succeeding Instagram Stories, Ellen posted a message sent by one of her followers.

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The message had a link to a video that showed other countries pronouncing the name Elias as "Eh-lah-yas."

The netizen told Ellen, "Hi miss Ellen, I noticed you pronounce 'Elias' differently...

"Please don't get me wrong. I really love the name Elias.

"It sounds nicer in English speaking countries imo"

IMO means "in my opinion."

Ellen didn't hesitate to give her opinion, too.

The actress's reply read (published as is): "IMO... Because we are all different. right?!

"Maybe i should also change how i pronounce my name to i-len or Y-len (laughing emoji)

"ellen = elias. He is my son after all."

The Cebu-based star added that it's a matter of preference.

"How aware are you that IMO you sound like you are imposing your judgements and taste on me

"Your sons name is probably elias and its pronounced the way you want it. Go girl! You do you!"

Ellen Adarna Instagram Message with Netizen

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Elias is Ellen's son with former partner John Lloyd Cruz.

The boy turned two years old last June 26.

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Ellen Adarna receives message from a follower saying she's pronouncing her son Elias's name "differently." Ellen goes from "Maybe i should also change how i pronounce my name to i-len or Y-len (laughing emoji)" to "He is my son after all."
PHOTO/S: @maria.elena.adarna on Instagram
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