Hopefully you won't bite my head off over my question. Hino clearly loves all of her characters including Kaname. Don't you believe that she wanted people to empathize with him? She just didn't know how to tell his story in a way that helped people understand him. Also she clearly named him a name that means that he is a pivotal character to the story if not the most pivotal character that drove the story. Don't you think? I have not figured out the reason for Zero having his name though.