Nebraska Revised Statute 49-101 provides:
So much of the common law of England as is applicable and not inconsistent with the Constitution of the United States, with the organic law of this state, or with any law passed or to be passed by the Legislature of this state, is adopted and declared to be law within the State of Nebraska.
Nebraska Revised Statute 60-4,120 provides:
(2) If any person changes his or her name because of marriage or divorce or by court order or a common-law name change, he or she shall apply to the department for a replacement operator's license or state identification card and furnish proof of identification in accordance with section 60-484.
Simmons v. O'BRIEN, 272 NW 2d 273 - Neb: Supreme Court 1978 states:
Change of name statutes do not abrogate or supersede the common law but affirm the common-law right and afford an additional method by which name change may be effected as a matter of public record. Piotrowski v. Piotrowski, 71 Mich. App. 213, 247 N.W.2d 354.