Mississippi Constitution Art. 15, § 274 provides:
The laws of this State now in force, not repugnant to this Constitution, shall remain in force until amended or repealed by the Legislature, or until they expire by limitation.
Marshall v. MARSHALL, A MINOR, 93 So. 2d 822 - Miss: Supreme Court 1957 provides:
We fully realize and appreciate the fact that at common law any person of mature years can voluntarily change his name without the necessity of a statute such as we have in Mississippi, provided the change is not for a fraudulent purpose and does not interfere with the rights of others. That rule is recognized in the same section of C.J.S. from which we have quoted above and a full and interesting discussion thereof is found in the case of Smith v. U.S. Casualty Co., 197 N.Y. 420, 90 N.E. 947, 26 L.R.A. (N.S.) 1167, 18 Ann. Cas. 701.
Smith v. U.S. Casualty Co., 197 N.Y. 420, 90 N.E. 947, 26 L.R.A. (N.S.) 1167, 18 Ann. Cas. 701 provides:
The elementary writers are uniform in laying down the rule that at common law a man may change his name at will.