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A Cyrus By Any Other Name

3/17/2008 5:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Don't call her Destiny Hope! TMZ has obtained official documents filed Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court requesting Destiny Hope Cyrus' name be officially changed to Miley Ray Cyrus.

The documents, filed by Hannah Montana's parents Leticia and Billy Ray, indicate the reason for the name change as "Destiny Hope Cyrus has been commonly known as Miley Cyrus since she was a young child. The Change of Name is requested to make her commonly used name the same as her legal name."

It had been previously reported that her name was officially changed -- not so. In addition to filing these documents, she must publish a public notice of the change. Then she can officially start signing checks as Miley Cyrus.

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april    

I understand why she changed her name. shes been called Miley for her entire life and her dad was practically the one that started calling her Miley. Its not like he started calling her Miley when the show started either, he was calling her Miley since she was really young. She wanted to change her name now because she is going to be turning 16 this November and she wants her drivers license to say Miley Ray Cyrus and not Destiny Hope Cyrus which no one ever calls her.

2376 days ago
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YONKERS, NY    

D*MN!!! I WISH I KNEW THAT BEFORE I GOT HER PIC. AND NAME TATTED ON MY A** : P

2376 days ago
18.

kristina    

dude this is OLD news...

i heard about this probably about two months ago!

2376 days ago
19.

Mike    

I thought her real name was MEAL TICKET

2376 days ago
20.

Mrs Joe Jackson    

This ain't news... it's like sooooooooooooooooooooo 3 weeks ago.

2376 days ago
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Another stupid story by TMZ's uneducated chimpanzees    

Another non-story by the chimpanzees at TMZ. What's the matter, TMZ morons; run out of things to say or just lazy? C'mon; find something interesting to write about...

2376 days ago
22.

captain obvious    

So, what name is she going to use when she starts her porno career?

2376 days ago
23.

Dream    

If I had changed the name that my Mother gave me, she would have beat the s**t out of me.
And yes, her 15 minutes of fame will soon be over.
THANK GOD!
Just another bubble gum music singer.

2376 days ago
24.

Carli Smith    

omg how could that happen but i love that name!

2373 days ago
25.

Hope    

I am not trying to be bitchy but she told everybody on a tv special that she is a normal kid and wants to be treated like one.
Well does a normal kid changes her name (Destiny Hope) to a name that her parents gave her.


Her parents need to be the adults not her!!!!!!


2370 days ago
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scrapnik    

i meet Billy Ray when he was a house band at a club called BRONCO'S in Richmond VA, i was a waitress.. he was playin the nite his achy braky heart went #1 i know he will and he has changed so much from back in the day. I dated his dummer for a while. I dont like him as a person but he is a great dad. But i think he is usin his daughter as a money maker and why is his other kids left out?

2369 days ago
27.

crayness2    

sandpiper97.....get a life!

2369 days ago
28.

cg    

I think it would make sense for her to change her name. If she wants her drivers license to say the name people call her, then she has to change it. And i wouldn't call it her stage name, shes been called Miley for a long time. And they made the name of her character on Hannah Montana Miley because some of the other character names wouldn't work (like zoey was too close to Zoey 101) and they thought it was a good choice

2368 days ago
29.

maxx    

What a world this is....WHO CARES

2368 days ago
30.

fox    

Very strange

2358 days ago
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