Sydney Carton (Tale of Two Cities) Sydney Carton is one of the protagonists in Charles Dickens’ "A Tale of Two Cities," which takes place before and during the French Revolution of the 18th century. He is a dissolute lawyer and a wastrel, bitter, cynical and seemingly without merit. His polar opposite is Charles Darnay, the French aristocrat married to Lucie Manette, who is falsely accused of treason, sentenced to death and imprisoned in Paris. It is the profoundly moving experience of his unrequited love for Lucie (Darnay’s wife) which brings forth in Carton the hitherto unseen noble aspect of his nature. In a stirring reversal of fortune, Carton exchanges places with his look-alike, Darnay, and goes to the guillotine in his stead, prompting one of the most quoted lines in literature: “It is a far, far better thing I do than I have ever done…” Carton’s redemption and resurrection are symbolically represented by the child of Darnay and Lucie, whom they name Sydney for him.
Sydney - a song by Halifax
Sydney - a song by Puddle of Mudd
Sydney Tonight - a song by Watashi-Wa
Otis & Sydney and the Best Birthday Ever (Laura Numeroff) - Otis is a fuzzy little bear in green overalls. So is Sydney. They soon discovered that they have much in common. Best friends forever, Otis decides to throw Sydney a surprise birthday party. Out go the invites, in come the candles, and up go the balloons. A misprint on the invitations, however, prevents anyone from attending. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Sydney's DC Discovery (Jean Fischer) - Sydney and Elizabeth are on-site in the nation’s capital when odd happenings occur at the Vietnam Memorial. The Camp Club Girls jump into action. They use their special skills to tackle an adventure that leads them not only to Baltimore’s Ft. McHenry, but also to the heart of a terrorist travesty! Can they decipher the clues and save the president before the dawn’s early light? Recommended for ages 9-12.
Sydney's Star (Peter H. Reynolds) - This is a tale of a spunky young mouse. Inspired by a star in the night sky, clever Sydney decides to build her very own remote-controlled star. The crowd cheers when she launches her creation at the school science fair, where she hopes to land the prize of a telescope, but "suddenly the remote control made a rude burping sound, and the star started floating away." Crestfallen, star-less Sydney makes her way home, walking along a beach in the rain. Meanwhile, out at sea, her star comes to the rescue of a lost boat captained by a woman scientist, guiding it through the storm to the safety of shore. Rendered in watercolor, gouache and tea, the artwork captures the comically mercurial moods of this endearing heroine, quite the shimmering star herself. Ages 4-8.
Sydney's Vampire Diary: Freshman Year (Lory Alison) - Imagine finding a diary from 1984 and realizing that the fourteen-year-old author was the object of desire for "real" vampires... Freshman Year, Sydney, goes from geek to chic when she makes cheerleader for the first time. As she falls in love with a super sweet, hot new guy, Lane, she must try to forget the horror of Ethan, the "vampire" who almost destroyed her the year before. We're not talking about those immortal, blood-sucking, TWILIGHT vampires - no, not those...but every bit as gorgeous, sexy and evil. They lurk in every high school disguised as handsome students...preying on innocent girls. They are soul-sucking predators...they are the REAL vampires, they have the power and they know it. Just when it looks like Sydney's dreams are coming true, the most powerful "vampire" in her school, Knox Duke, becomes interested in her. That's when the danger and thrills begin! Recommended reading for young adults.
Famous People Named Sydney - Sydney Brenner (Nobel laureate in medicine); Sydney Penny (actress); Sydney Pollack (director/actor)
Famous People who Named their Child Sydney - Boomer Esiason (football player); Charles Dickens (novelist); Charlie Chaplin (director/actor); John McCain (politician); O.J. Simpson (notorious person); Pat Kennedy Lawford (heiress/philanthropist); Sidney Poitier (actor)
Sydney - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Sydney.