USA Common Law Name Change info

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Check out this new legal paper draft by J. Remy Green and Austin A. Baker that expands on Common Law names and the legal fiction of "Legal Names":

There is No Such Thing as a “Legal Name”: A Strange, Shared Delusion

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*Last updated 05/07/2021

“The common-law right to change one's name is not merely a theoretical option, it is a real and recognized one.”
Matter of Furick,
33 Misc. 3d 169 - NY: Supreme Court, Dutchess (2011)

“Contrary to the apparent thought suggested in
argument in this case, there is no such thing as a ‘legal name.’”
Loser v. Plainfield Sav. Bank,
149 Iowa 672, 677 (1910)