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Adam named the animals

“G-d had formed every wild beast and every bird of heaven out of the ground. He brought them to man to see what he would name each one. Whatever the man called each living thing would remain its name” (Genesis 2:19).
Why did G-d ask Adam to name the animals? Shouldn’t their names be decided by consensus? The answer is that Adam perceived the spiritual components of the creative spirit that brought every animal into being, and named each animal in conjunction with its spiritual configuration. Adam had the unique ability to peer through the external veneer of the animal’s body and focus on the Divine energies flowing into it. The combination of Divine creative energy as represented in the letters of the Aleph Bet then became the name of the animal. Thus, all created things are directly affected by their Hebrew names, as well as by the component letters of their names. This is why we are always particular to say a prayer for
someone’s recovery using their Hebrew name. Sometimes we may even add a name to a sick person and that additional name carries additional life flow (which is why we usually add the name Chaim for a man or Chaya for a woman, both of which mean life.)
The Shechinah, or “Divine Presence”, was totally manifest in the Garden of Eden. To Adam, every facet of the mineral, vegetable, and animal kingdoms were superb manifestations of Divine creativity; and as the maestro of this cosmic orchestra, Adam directed the creation to prostrate itself to His majesty
   
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