Just like most girls I grew up dreaming of what I would name my kids if I ever grew up to be a mom.
I wanted a name that meant something. Something they could grow to love and appreciate as so much more than just what they are called.
I always dreamed of having an adorable little girl to name after my sister. Spitting image of me but with my sisters strong will and ability to make sure everyone around her was okay. You see, my sister Ashley has been through hell and back. She’s been through things in her lifetime no one should have to face and through it all she ALWAYS made sure I was okay.
She is my best friend.
I wanted to honor that, honor her.
I wanted a little girl I could name after her.
Sawyer Elizabeth, that had been the plan since as long as I could remember. I’d have a little girl and name her Sawyer, strong first name that isn’t insanely common and Elizabeth, my sisters middle name.
It was perfect.
But in my young years I forgot life doesn’t work that way. You don’t always get what you dream. When doctors told me I would likely never have children that dream got pushed aside. Maybe I would adopt one day and get to give my sister a little namesake.
But not likely.
So, you can image the shock when come this last March there was a little plus sign on that stick my sister convinced me to pee on.
I immediately started remembering that old dream of naming a little girl after her.
Again, I forgot that life doesn’t always give you what you want.
Sometimes it gives you what you need.
A healthy little bundle of baby BOY growing very healthy and strong inside of me. I couldn’t be happier. But how was I going to give this little baby the perfect name. A name that would mean everything I wanted it to mean.
I wasn’t going to get a second chance at this so it had to be perfect.
After lots of talks and ideas with my husband we finally settled on the absolutely perfect name for this little miracle baby.
A name that not only was a namesake once, but TWICE.
This little baby will grow up being guided by two amazing people who have meant more than you could know to my husband and I. Two people we felt deserved to have a little one to carry on their names and personalities that we are so sure will shine through.
Ashton Earl Kramer
will make his entrance late this year with two strong names to guide him.
He will not get to know his Great Grandpa Earl in real life, but the memories and family stories that my husband will get to share with him will teach him just why the name is so important.
And as for his Aunt Ashley… well she is already plotting ways to turn him in to a mini her to torment me. He will grow up knowing that Ashton is after Ashley and yes, she may be a girl, but she’s an amazing role model and he will be lucky to have her to look up to.
HI! I'm Veronica and I'm the voice behind the blog. I love red wine, tacos and coffee after 5 pm. I'm a local Photographer by day & by night I host monthly Girls Night Out Events and Networking Socials around town. I'm a West Coast girl living in an East Coast world and I couldn't love it any more. Thanks for visiting Pensacola Housewives!