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What is Miley Cyrus' real name?
February 11, 2018 6:21AM
Her birth name was Destiny Hope Cyrus, but in March 2008, when
she was 15, she filed papers in the Los Angeles Superior Court to
have her name legally changed to Miley Ray Cyrus. Since she always
smiled, her parents nicknamed her "Smiley" which was later
shortened to "Miley". She changed her middle name to Ray not
because her father's middle name is Ray (her father is Billy Ray
Cyrus) but to honour her beloved late grandfather (and Billy Ray's
father), the Democratic politician Ronald Ray Cyrus, who died
February 28th, 2006.
Miley Cyrus is her current legal name, hence it is her "real name" at least in some context. However, it was not the name she was born with.
Miley Cyrus' birth name was Destiny Hope Cyrus, but when she was 15 she changed her name to Miley. Her friends and family had always called her smiley because she smiled a lot and that changed to Miley. She later legally changed her name.