While reading Paradise Lost, I noticed that at some point in the text before the forbidden fruit is consumed, Adam refers to Eve by name. This bothered me: I read the beginning of Genesis a couple weeks ago and remembered that in the text, the naming of Eve is not recounted until after we are told of the consumption of the fruit and God's response (3:20).
And the man called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
(That it is Adam who comes up with a name makes sense to me, per 2:19-20.)
It's always possible that the text doesn't describe events in a chronological progression---e.g. I certainly wouldn't interpret the events of Genesis 2 as occurring after those of Genesis 1. However, this does not appear to be the case here: the mention of Eve's naming is wedged between God's curses and a verse that states that "garments of skin" were created for the man and woman. The latter two events must occur after the fruit is consumed, and it would be odd then for a single line between them to take place outside of the time-frame they cover.
Thus, my interpretation has generally been that Eve wasn't named until after the forbidden fruit was consumed. This raises two problems:
Am I correct about this interpretation? (If not, is there a reference I could consult?)
If I am indeed correct, why wasn't Eve named earlier? After all, the reason for her name---that she is "the mother of all living"---doesn't seem contingent on the fruit having been consumed. (Or is it? Perhaps I'm just lacking additional context.)