Father would have to comply with Sec. 9-24. Change of Name by Minor Child which states: In all proceedings for change of name under General Statutes § 52-11, brought by a minor
child through his or her next friend, the parents of such child, not named as next friends, shall be necessary parties and shall be cited in, in such manner as shall be ordered by the court or a
judge thereof. That means you would be a party to any such case, and be able to give the reasons cited above as to why your son should not have his name changed. If Father brings an action to change your son's name, I suggest you contact a local attorney to review your options. Best of Luck to you.
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I agree with Mr. Lewis. A petition to change the name of an adult can be brought either in Probate Court or in Superior Court, but a complaint for the change of name of a child comes under the Superior Court rules (Practice Book Section 9-24), which give both parents an opportunity to be heard on the petition.