yaminekohyousai (yaminekohyousai) wrote in little_details,
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On the surnames of orphans

How are surnames chosen for orphans (in orphanages, mainly) whose parentage is completely unknown? Do the caregivers at the orphanage simply give them a simple surname, or is there some sort of protocol?

Sorry if the question doesn't make much sense.


Previous searches: orphan+surname, orphanage+surname, wikipedia entries on Orphanages, adoption, and surnames.


ETA: Can't believe I forgot to put in the setting. Sorry 'bout that. The characters in question were in an American orphanage sometime around 1980.
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