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Destiny Hope Cyrus No Longer

Destiny Hope Cyrus No Longer

While Miley Cyrus‘ legal name has been Destiny Hope Cyrus, she officially got her name changed last week at a Santa Monica Courthouse.

Miley‘s dad Billy Ray told Oprah he had a very special reason for giving her that name. “I had this vision that it was her destiny to bring hope to the world,” Billy Ray says. “And as a baby, she just kept smiling all the time. So her name was Destiny Hope, but I started calling her Smiley. Then as you start talking to a baby, you start dropping the S’s off the front end, and pretty soon Smiley became Miley.”

Lawyer William R. Sobel represented the Hannah Montana star at the Santa Monica Courthouse on Thursday morning, and the change was made official by Supervising Judge Gerald Rosenberg, reported Fox News.

“She was never referred to as Destiny Hope, ever since childhood she has been Miley Ray and the family wanted her common name to be her legal name,” Sobel told the court.

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