Danny Dyer's dad spelled his name wrong on his birth certificate

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Danny Dyer has confessed that his dad spelled his name wrong on his birth certificate. (Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
Danny Dyer has confessed that his dad spelled his name wrong on his birth certificate. (Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)

It turns out we probably should have been calling Danny Dyer something different all along.

On an edition of the EastEnders actor and telly hardman's podcast with his daughter Dani — reported via The Sun — he revealed that a blunder on his birth certificate led to his official name being "Danial".

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"[My dad] agreed to the name Daniel but he spelt it Danial," said Dyer.

"Could have been a mix of things, could have been that he was battered, could have been that he doesn't spell. Could have been a bit of both actually."

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Dyer made the comments during a discussion with Dani about the unusual name she gave to her son, who is called Santiago.

Dani gave birth to her son with then-boyfriend Sammy Kimmence in January.

The 44-year-old grandfather described Santiago as a "mad name" and suggested he wasn't keen on it when he first found out.

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"I love Santiago though, I love his name. A lot of people don’t like it, but that doesn’t really bother me," said Dani.

The older Dyer added: “I love his name now. At first, I was a bit unsure."

Dani Dyer split from her partner Sammy Kimmence earlier this year. (Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Dani Dyer split from her partner Sammy Kimmence earlier this year. (Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

Since Santiago's birth, Dani and Kimmence have split in the wake of his conviction for defrauding two elderly men to the tune of £34,000.

He is currently serving a three and a half year prison term, after being sentenced in July.

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In a previous edition of the podcast, which is called Sorted With the Dyers, Dani said she didn't understand why people sought to be friends with their ex-partners.

She said: "It's very different when you have children. You're tied together by blood and you're always going to have a relationship there, which is different, but still there's a line."

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