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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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imhotyourenot @ 05/05/2008 at 10:19 am


# 2

I like that miley better destiny hope reminds me of a stripper name

# 3

Yea i like miley ray better!!

# 4

i like miley it’s a unique name. i like the bangs on her ( not nessceraly in this pic) but now she sort of changed it into a side fringe.

# 5


# 7

Miley’s awesome =D

# 8

i like the name Miley more than Destiny Hope, this is gr8

# 9

If you take her “bad” picture and put it next to the picture of a back shot of Vanessa Hodgeson (sp) dress she wore to the premeire for Disney,
there is little difference and Disney is being a hipocrite

what a dumb as* i never heard of a 15 year old changing their name couldnt she at least wait shes worser than lindsay lohan


She brought MILLIONS of $ to DADDY DEAREST. Now he has dropped his daughter for her brand. The jerk cares more about MONEY than his child. His posing with her and allowing her to pose topless with the satin sheet around her proves he has NO LOVE for his child only for her BRAND. I HOPE her DESTINY is to find someone in her ADULT life that loves her for just being herself. Her father needs a big kick in his rear end.

rolling eyes @ 05/05/2008 at 12:08 pm

She gave hope to the world alright, no actually she gave hope to girls her age that posing sexy is alrighties as long as its “artistic”

especially if madonna backs you up….

Disney is a huge hypocrite but would they care, thats like expecting paris hilton disappear… unfortunately both wont happen =(

Miley is on her way to being the next
Lindsey Lohan
Britney Spears
Jamie Spears
Paris Hilton
Nicole Richie e.t.c…..
Her parent seems to care to much about money thats why they really changed her name. Wait untill she gets 18 we will see her really cut loose. This is how Lindsey Lohan got started, I can’t believe Dina Lohan is starting her daughter Ali on the same route. These parents are so into getting the money untill they will not know when they lost control. Soon it will be Madonna’s kid Lourdes, then Becks boys, Britney’s boys, Suri Cruis, Apple & Mose Martin and Angie Jolie’s bunch of kids. You would think these parents would learn but greed steps in. Some how this world of show business is not good for kids to grow up in.

well thats good cuz destiny is a ugly name and miley is very cute


I think this name change has alot more to do with money than anything else. Their parents are shamefull but I guess it’s the nature of the beast to sell your kids.

Her dad has a cheesy ass excuse for giving her a goddamn awful name

Her “destiny” is to bring hope to all of the horny young guys that she’ll be flashing her kitty by the time she’s 18. The next Lohan for sure.

Jared not only is this old news, it’s boring as hell. What has happened to this place?

i swear this happened ages ago


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