We had a classmate in school whose family was from the armed forces. She attended our school and not the one that army families children usually went to. We learnt a lot from her. Her father was one of those visionary kinds. He passed away before she turned 14 (not in the line of duty), but we liked to listen to her talk about him. One thing she told was that her parents didn't believe in passing on last name, so they gave her two names, but it was along the lines of Raj Kumari, Devika Rani, Chitti Babu, Uma Devi, Ram Gopal , Uma Shankar - some identity passed along, but, not an explicit last name. On an unrelated note - strikes me as funny whenever a news article thinks it is necessary to mention that a person named in the article "goes by one name" only.