A Roe by any Other Name

January 8, 2014

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269 NamesWhen Jane Doe marries Richard Roe, wife may, but need not, assume name Jane Roe and at same time Mrs. Richard Roe; wife is also free to retain name Jane Doe or to assume other name chosen by her, such as Jane Roe-Doe or Jane Doe-Roe, and husband may retain name Roe or may assume name Doe or some other name, whether or not his wife assumes same name.

Sec. of Com. v. City Clerk of Lowell, 366 N.E.2d 717 (Mass. 1977)