When I first posted the trailer for “The Real World: Cancun,” I couldn’t help but notice that among all the drunken whoring and fighting was a person whose name is “Ayiiia.” Yeah. Three I’s. Thankfully, in an interview with LAist, Ayiiia cleared up any confusion about her name.
You probably get this a lot but what’s the story behind your name?
I don’t know. I have no idea where it comes from. It sounds Hawaiian, right? I just tell people it means “beautiful flower,” but I totally made that up.
Does she not have parents? Was she left on someone’s doorstep as a baby with a Post-It on her forehead that said “Ayiiia”? How do you end up with a name like that and not ever say, “Hey Mom and Dad, what the f-ck is up with my stupid name?”
Personally, I think she should tell people that it’s a variant of Aya the Third. Like, her mom is Ayiia, and her daughter will be Ayiva. You think Ayiiia got a raw deal, just wait thirty-five generations for Ayxxxviiia.