JimmyWolk wrote:Problem is that this symbolism of the new name is hardly charming for Asuka fans either, seeing how it implies her as below Rei... >_>
Actually, the Shikinami was launched and completed first, if wiki is to be trusted.
The kanji used for the ship and for Asuka are different. Asuka's two symbols 式波 each have a few meanings. The first can mean "equation", "formula", "expression", "ceremony", "style", or "enforcement of regulations" according to Rikaichan. The second means "wave" or "breaker."
Any guesses as to which definitions we should use and what they mean as far as significance goes?