But how do you know there's proof that Tintin's got a family name?
(Allowing for the fact that that is a comment I made eight years ago
, and the conversation has moved on a lot since then… ;-))
Because if he had parents, and they were Belgian, it is almost impossible to imagine a scenario in which there would not have been a family name…? It’s not impossible, as I said above, when I gave the example of Teller, but then Teller actively had to have his fore-names removed, and that is for legal purposes: he still has a family, and those names could be applied if you were identifying him as part of the famly unit, and genealogy (although I imagine he could object if you insisted on using those names to identify him as himself for other purposes…).
Tintin does not say anything about a family throughout the series.
It doesn’t mean he didn’t have one, does it? He has to have come from somewhere, after all… ;-)
In the event that there was some situation in which he has no knowledge
of his family (say he was left on the door-step of an orphanage), he will have been given a second name…
I'm not saying his full name is anything along the lines of any name
I’m sorry, I don’t follow what you mean…