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Kai I think that this aspect has to be seen in the context of Horza's struggle of coming to terms with who he actually is, something that is is hinted at especially towards the end of the book. Throughout his life he assumed the identity of other people, never really stopping anywhere, never starting a family.

Having a name is very important here. We only name those things (in the broadest sense of the term) that we consider to be individuals and to be different from other things of the same kind. So you might think that Horza attaches some meaning to his name, since it designates a being as distinct from the people who's life he lives for certain periods. When he is not able to remember his name this must feel like living without having an actual existence.
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