Fri, 23 Nov 2012 07:45:00 GMT | By Tamara Hardingham-Gill
Birthday Special: Miley Cyrus

Her real name is Destiny

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Miley's parents Billy Ray and Leticia named her Destiny Hope when she was born, but she was given the nickname Smiley because she was such a happy baby. This was later shortened to Miley and the youngster officially changed her name to Miley Ray in 2008.