Code of Virginia 1-200 provides:
The common law of England, insofar as it is not repugnant to the principles of the Bill of Rights and Constitution of this Commonwealth, shall continue in full force within the same, and be the rule of decision, except as altered by the General Assembly.
IN RE: v. STRIKWERDA AND ANTELL, 216 Va. 470 - Va: Supreme Court 1975 provides:
The English common law, if not repugnant to the Bill of Rights and the Constitution of Virginia, continues in force in this state, except as amended by statute. Code | 1-10 (Repl. Vol. 1973). See Commonwealth Holland, 211 Va. 530, 532, 178 S.E.2d 506, 507 (1971). Under the common law a person is free to adopt any name if it is not done for a fraudulent purpose or in infringement upon the rights of others.