"And you, [God said], what is your name? [Adam] said to him: It would be right to be called Adam, since I was created from the dirt (adamah)." Bereishit_Rabbah.17.4
It would be logical that smart Adam would attribute himself to God, because his soul is his true essence, and his body is temporal, however, he attributed himself to dirt and named himself after it.
What's so smart about naming himself Adam? Does it contradict the belief in souls' afterlife?
NB: Compare it to the blessing "the soul that you gave to ME is pure", so I am actually my body, rather than the soul.