Miley Turns Her Back on Destiny

Miley Cyrus officially changes name from Destiny Hope

By Gina Serpe May 01, 2008 8:32 PMTags

All Hope is gone for Miley Cyrus. All Destiny, too.

The slightly tarnished Disney star is about to find out what exactly is in a name, as a Los Angeles judge officially signed off on her moniker switch this morning, legally waving goodbye to Destiny Hope Cyrus and ushering in the official era of Miley Ray. (Check out the court docs.)

Hopefully, not a moment too late.

The name change petition was first filed on behalf of the 15-year-old on March 14 by parents Billy Ray and Leticia Cyrus in Los Angeles Superior Court.

As for justification for the request, the couple wrote that "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."

Finally, a Cyrus parenting decision Disney can get behind.