He didn't spit it out, he didn't choke, he had nothing to compare it to and no memories to hold him back. It seemed to Nadia, as she watched him, that it was a far more merciful for the Newborns to remember nothing of their old lives. This man before her was certainly taking it well. She thought of other Guardians who did everything in their power to make their ward remember, what good could it do? What good was it to design a completely new life around an old one? She didn't question the damage she had been warned could be cause by revealing their past, that was one weapon the Hunters didn't know about yet.
Nadia knew some memories could return naturally, never whole, it came from the same place in the mind as their knowledge of language. It could be something as simple as knowing how to give someone a back rub, knowing when someone was upset. But never whole memories, people, places but never the emotion to piece it together and give meaning to anything. Forcing these meaningless memories on a Newborn, moulding them to a life that wasn't theirs could crack the psyche. But she wasn't about to try it with her new ward, she smiled as she watched him lift the jug, he was going to be fine.
Nadia wondered about her other wards, she had certainly been better at explain things to them, time would get her back to normal. But right this moment wasn't the best to be regretting not taking a holiday, she had someone to look after and she'd have to push her self back into the game.
Nadia was drawn out of her thoughts by his speaking, "names? No problem, the higher ups try to keep Vampire's names from being similar, so if you had anything in mind already, there is a possibility it is taken." She didn't want to mention that some Newborns came out with the name they wanted, only for it to turn out to be their old one. Using old names allowed Hunters to find Vampires, they had access to databases and matched the names day and night. Even others couldn't use a Newborn's old name for several years, if there was the slightest indiscrepancy in the record's history a Hunter or six would come to call. Even an innocent Human could receive a quick and violent visit if there was the slightest problem.
She pulled five sheets from the clipboard, "the first parts of A, B, C, D and G are there" she said handing them over, "they're the more popular first letters, I also have surnames here" she pulled out six sheets, there were still a few left on the clipboard. "Middle names are limited to two at most, they used to allow up to five but that caused problems when two names were the same as another Vampire" she grimaced. "The fights over who got the name first were never pretty and by the time the disagreements really broke out was after the Newborn was separated from their Guardian." She looked sad at this fact "we couldn't even step in and help" she looked through the other papers, "once you pick you name we can start on your signature practice, there is paper in the writing desk."
Nadia pointed to one of the names on the paper she and handed over, it had a red inked number next to it. "Those mean you can't have the name in that place in your full name, so Anthony is taken for a first and Aaron is taken for a third...or rather second middle name." She pulled her hand back and looked at him, "once we sort out your name we can get going on you passport and other identification. Unless you would rather start on working through your abilities first, but its always better to get the boring paperwork out of the way" speaking of paperwork she remembered she had some to fill out about the dead Hunters she had called in a clean up crew for.