Miley's name in Hannah Montana was supposed to be something completely different

Hannah Montana was one of the coolest shows on television when it aired from 2006 to 2011, because who wouldn't want to have the best of both world? But turns out our fave normal girl by day, star by night wasn't originally what we know and love today.

Everyone knows that Miley's character was also named Miley. But apparently, Miley was supposed to have an entirely different name on the show. Her name was originally KYLIE!

“Hannah Montana was originally written about Kylie, and … up until the day we started filming the pilot, it was still Kylie," Billy Ray explained in an interview with People Now.

Sadly, 13 years of calling his daughter Miley was hard to get over. "I kept saying ‘Miley’. By the third time into it somebody stopped and said, ‘Wait a minute, everybody, script change … Kylie is now Miley.’”

Can you even imagine Hannah Montana's real-life alter ego being called Kylie?. We certainly can't! And Billy Ray thinks the name change was for the best.

“I think looking back at it, that was quintessential to who Hannah Montana was because what it did was open up a door to the real Miley," he shared.

You're not alone with that one Billy Ray!


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