What's in a name? If you're Keira Knightley, an "ei," which is fucked up.

In a recent interview with Elle U.K., beautiful actor Keira Knightley spoke charmingly about the name she was mistakenly given by the "crap" speller who birthed her. "I was meant to be named 'Kiera,'" she explains, "after a Russian ice skater who was on the TV one day":

"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 crap at spelling."

Poor Keira Knightley, forever not-exactly named after the Russian ice skater her dad saw on TV one day and wanted to bone. She continues:

"Apparently, when she came back he said: 'what the f—-? 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."

That's Keira Knightley. A beautiful spelling error. We should all be so luckei.

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