It might be a long shot but do you think it's funny that parts of Hides name is scattered around but so close to one another? I think it's strange in my opinion lol
I’m assuming you’re talking about “yoshi” being a part of the Washuu’s naming pattern, Chika having been Yoshitoki’s name at one point and Naga corresponding to the Naagaraji?
I could do an analysis of his name myself, but I probably wouldn’t do nearly as good a job as this reddit post did. Honestly, check that out if you’re at all interested in Hide because everything in that post is so well researched and really interesting.
I do want to say one thing about this, though; if we acknowledge that the “Yoshi” and “Chika” parts of Hide’s name came from the Washuu, and that the “Naga” has some sort of relation to the naagaraji, then that just leaves us with “Hide”. That’s the part of his name that he goes by with most people, and I think that could be symbolic of it being the only part of his name that is him.
He may be a Washuu or the underground equivalent of the loch ness monster, but what’s more important is that he’s Hide, and maybe that’s why he asks to be referred to that way. He doesn’t want to acknowledge those parts of himself or perhaps wants to separate himself from the larger groups he’s a part of because they don’t define him. He prefers to focus on himself as an individual rather than the labels he might be associated with, and I think that’s an extremely Hide way of approaching things. He has no regard for labels and arbitrary divisions. He doesn’t discriminate between so called “ghouls” and “humans”. He just treats them all as people. In the end, the “real” Hide isn’t the “Yoshi/Chika” which (possibly) tie him down to the Washuu, or the “Naga” which (possibly) ropes him in with whatever the naagaraji are, he’s just Hide, and that’s the genuine part of him.