Is this the most Aussie name EVER? American tourist, 22, leaves locals in disbelief when she travels Down Under and reveals her extraordinary name
- Originally from Philadelphia, the 22-year-old didn’t know her name was unusual
- When she arrived in Sydney 18 months ago she experienced some odd reactions
- But the young traveller revealed she loves her name and would never change it
A young American tourist called Sydney Cairns has caused a stir among Australians who find her name ‘hilarious’.
The 22-year-old traveller, originally from Philadelphia, said she didn’t believe how unique her name was until 18 months ago when she arrived in Sydney.
Speaking with Daily Mail Australia, Ms Cairns, who shares her surname with a Queensland city, revealed the funniest reactions she’s had when people learned her very Australian moniker.
The 22-year-old traveller (pictured), originally from Philadelphia in the Unites States, said she didn’t believe how unique her name was until 18 months ago when she arrived in Sydney
‘People have definitely been in disbelief at my name and asked me if I’m serious,’ she laughed.
Ms Cairns explained some people have suggested she change her middle name from the comparatively generic ‘Camille’ to something more inventive.
‘The funniest reaction I’ve had to my name is that my middle name should be ”to” so my full name would be Sydney To Cairns,’ she said.
But when speaking about the reason her parents names her after the east coast cities, the traveller said, ‘My parents just liked the name Sydney’.
The traveller (pictured) explained some people have suggested she change her middle name from the comparatively generic ‘Camille’ to something more inventive
‘They honeymooned in Sydney before I was born so I think that’s where they got the inspiration, but it was coincidence that my first and last names are cities in Australia.’
Ms Cairns also she only vaguely realised her name was two places when she was younger.
A quick Google search of her name revealed a range of photographs of skyscrapers, beaches and houses.
The woman (pictured) also said she only vaguely realised her name was two places when she was younger and Googled her own name
While the communications worker also revealed her older brother managed to end up with the name ‘Elliott’, Ms Cairns said she loves her name.
She also finds it hilarious that she ended up living in Sydney, and plans on heading to Cairns in the future.
‘I am eager to make it to Cairns so I can have the plane ticket Sydney to Cairns,’ she joked.