Once he had thought these thoughts, recrimination ended, for he saw that their physical being, their "nakendness" was not simply a source of shame. There is a spiritual dimension to the physical relationship between husband and wife. At one level it is the most animal of desires, but at another it is as close as come to the principle of divine creativity itself, namely love that creates life. That is when he turned to her and for the first time saw her as person and gave her a personal name, Chavah or Eve, meaning "she that gives life". The significance of this moment can not be sufficiently emphasized. It was not that previously Adam had not given his wife one name and now changed it to another. It was that previously Adam had not given her a name at all. He called her ishah, 'woman' a generic noun and not a proper noun (incidentally, he himself had not had a proper name until now either. He was simply called ha-adam, 'the man'. Not until he confers on the woman a proper name does he acquire a proper name for himself, ADAM.