Application of Dengler, 287 NW 2d 637 - Minn: Supreme Court 1979 provides:
If he chooses to adopt a name which simply subjects himself to contempt, ridicule, and inconvenience, he has a common law and statutory right to do so.
State v. Melchert-Dinkel, 816 NW 2d 703 - Minn: Court of Appeals 2012 provides:
At statehood, Minnesota adopted the common law as modified and amended by English statutes enacted before the revolution. Dutcher v. Culver, 24 Minn. 584, 591 (1877).