Why did God give Adam the specific task of naming the animals in Genesis 2:19-20?

Why did God give Adam the specific task of naming the animals in Genesis 2:19-20?

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When God began creating things he took it upon himself to name the things he had created.

KJV Genesis 1:5

And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

KJV Genesis 1:8

And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

But when he created the animals/birds/creatures he gave this task to the man

KJV Genesis 2:19-20

19 And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found a help meet for him.

Did this point to some special connection between human beings and animals since he was the one who had named them?

Why did God give this specific task to man?

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