Don v. Don, 142 Conn. 309 - Conn: Supreme Court 1955 states:
In exercising that discretion, the court should bear in mind that, generally speaking, independently of any court order, a person is free to adopt and use any name he sees fit. Lewis v. Scoville, 94 Conn. 79, 85, 108 A. 501; Salomon v. Hopkins, 61 Conn. 47, 49, 23 A. 716.
Custer v. Bonadies, 30 Conn. Super. 385, 318 A.2d 639 (Super. Ct. 1974) provides:
“It is a well-established principle of common law that a person is free to adopt and use any name that he or she sees fit if it is not done for any fraudulent purpose and does not infringe upon the rights of others.”
*Note ; The common law of England was never formally or explicitly adopted in Connecticut.
A System of the Laws of the State of Connecticut by Zephaniah Swift (1795) provides:
The common law of England is obligatory in this state by immemorial usage, and consent, so far as it corresponds with our circum stances and situation. As we have no treatise upon our laws, we are under the necessity of becoming acquainted with the English code for the purpose of understanding our own. The operation of the English common law, is ascertained by no general rule, and is bounded by no known line : it can be learned only from the decisi ons of our courts. A common law peculiar to ourselves, resulting from our local circumstances, has been established by the decision of our courts ; but has never been committed to writing.