Californian woman had to change name from Devyn to Dev

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A Californian woman said she can no longer go by her full name in Australia after discovering what Aussies associate it with.

Dev Hales moved to Sydney from the United States a month ago to study and she posted a video to share the key things she has noticed Down Under.

The most life-altering thing she quickly realised was that she could no longer go by her full name while Down Under.

“My name is Devyn but I go by Dev now because apparently my name means packaged meat in Australian,” she said.

“It’s similar to baloney so I introduce myself as Dev now.”

Devon, which is a sliced lunch meat made from sausages, is sold in Australia and New Zealand. It’s typically served in a sandwich with tomato sauce or can be fried.

Other Americans completely lost their mind at the revelation that their name had an entirely different meaning in Australia.

“Wait, my name is Devin! I didn’t know that’s what they called a type of lunch meat,” one revealed.

Another said: “Hahaha the packaged meat.”

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One added; “My name is Devyn too and I never knew this”, while one social media user said they loved devon sandwiches growing up.

One said they liked the nickname Dev and another said they had a similar experience after a guy from Australia gave me a devon ‘bologna’ scented candle as a joke.

“I loved devon sandwiches with tomato sauce as a kid,” one said, while another added: “DANG IT I’m bologna”.

Dev said other differences she noticed was that many Australians wear slides and she feels like she is the only one wearing thongs.

“Everyone wears the shorts that go down to your knees, that’s a big thing, and long denim skirts as well,” she said.

She said everyone was either named Lachlan, Felix or Jack — with many in the comment section revealing they had never met a Felix — and many have tattoos, piercings, mullets or moustaches.

Dev also said she felt like many Australians were tall, and toast was a feature on every menu.

But birds threw her off, as she said American birds sounded completely different to what she had heard in Australia.

“The birds threw me off,” she said, before doing an impression.