Huffington Post responds to 7-year-old girl after ‘naughty’ list letter

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.  — Remember this story?

A 7-year-old Michigan girl wrote the Huffington Post a letter about their article,  “20 Kids’ Names That Most Often Appear On The ‘Naughty’ List.”

Well now,  Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post  has responded.

Ella’s name was at the very top of that list, and she wrote the “Publisher People” to tell them it was “blony”

Watching your TV interview, Ella, I was so impressed by your intelligence, your wit and your charm, and I am certain that you are not only very well-behaved but fearless. (Our HuffPost Parents editors tell me they agree.) As I have always taught my own daughters, Christina and Isabella (whose names weren't on either list but who definitely had their naughty moments), it is so important to stand up for yourself, tell the truth and speak out when you think something is, as you wrote in your note, "blony."

So Ella, be proud of your beautiful name -- a name that, incidentally, is only one letter away from my mother's name, Elli. She would have loved your courage and grit." - Ariana Huffington, Huffington Post

Read the full response from the Huffington Post.

Here is Ella's letter:

Dear Publisher People,

Hi, I'm Ella and I would like to tell you that the Bad Behaved child name list that you poblished is blony because #1 on that list was MY NAME! That made me cry!!! I've oly got into trouble once Just once in every grade! Flips are bad and I've only gotten one flip in my life!

Your Ferius Friend,


P.S. I would very much apricate it if you took that article right of the news.




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