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Keira Knightley was to be named 'Kiera'

Los Angeles: Actress Keira Knightley says her mother's awful spellings ruined it all when it came time to registering the former's name.

Keira Knightley
Keira Knightley

"I was meant to be named 'Kiera' after a Russian ice skater who was on the TV one day," people.com quoted 'The Imitation Game' actress as saying.

"My dad fancied her and nicked her name for me. But it was my mum who went to register my birth, and she accidentally spelled 'ei' instead of 'ie' because my mum's c**p at spelling.

"Apparently, when she came back he said: 'What the f**k? You've spelt her name wrong!' What were they going to do, though? Once it's on the piece of paper, it's on the piece of paper. And that's me. A spelling error," added the actress, who has graced the March cover of Elle Britain.

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