Who named Eve? Adam's faith
Man and Woman were Adam
God made man, male and female He made them
Almost everyone I know makes this statement ‘In the beginning when it was just Adam and Eve’. I even still catch myself using it and I know its not completely accurate.
In the beginning it was Adam. God put Adam to sleep and took a rib from his side and made woman, not Eve, at least not yet. Now just bear with me, this is really a neat reflection or manifestation of Gods authority operating in Man. God made woman from Adam, or God made two out of one, Now man and woman were both Adam. Adam was man and woman.
I like to think that God separated the womb of Adam and made womb-man or woman, but that’s just me playing with words although it fits. Therefore Adam became man and woman, male and female.
Later when the serpent came to temp Adam in the garden he chose to come to the woman. He came to the woman with a lying statement or 'seed'. I think he purposely came to the womb of Adam to sow the lie in Adam through ‘the female’.
You women might enjoy the fact that it was not, or at least not only that the woman was the weaker vessel but that she was the womb of man, the place to sow seed into Adam.
So when the seed (which was a lie, John 8:44) was believed it manifested itself into the man and woman’s conscience causing them to feel ashamed and separated from their creator. So the baby (spiritually speaking) that the lie gave birth to was an ‘accused heart’ in both Man and Woman.
Later when God shows up and they are no where to be found cause they were hiding. God cries out “Adam!, where are you!” They were still both Adam to Him, not Adam and Eve.
Then of course they come out and tell Him they were naked, afraid and hid themselves. He asked them “Who told you, that you were naked?”, “Did you eat of the tree I told you not to eat of”, and of course they came out and told the whole story.
Adam Hiding from the Voice of God
Curses or Blessings?
Then came the curses?, or do I mean the Blessings? When God started declaring to man and woman how things were to be now it was not a curse, He was only releasing hope to a fallen, hopeless Adam.
Sense Adam had been given dominion over the earth, then Adam had cursed the earth. God was releasing faith and hope so man could toil the earth so as to get it to produce herb, because they needed to eat. No more free food, but they could live. The woman still could bare children, it would just be hard now, but she would experience the joy of bringing life into the earth. She would also have to look to her husband for strength and protection. If God not made a way of hope again then it is very possible that the man and woman would be dead very soon, having never lived in a place of extreme guilt and hopelessness.
Adam the man names the woman Eve
Adam Gives His Wife a Name
Then came the promise of a redeemer, this one He promised to the serpent which had accused God to the woman. He promised a savior to be brought into the world by the womb of woman. The very same gender that Satan had used to bring the lie into their hearts. Talk about a slap in the face. God will always use what seems hopeless to confound the lies. Well after God’s discourse of revelation and promises the man and woman had hope again. Faith started rising in their hearts, and like in a burst of excitement Adam the man stood up and declared to the woman "You are Eve!".
For at least a moment Adam and God were in oneness again, Adam had agreed with God and declared what God had spoken. Confirmation was in the earth now, a redeemer was on the way. God shouted as if proud of his creation again and said "So be it!!"
So the man Adam named the woman Adam "Eve" in an act of faith to the hope God was releasing to them.