This was a conversation we had before we even knew we were having a boy.
Here is pretty much where "Easton" came from:
Me: "Hey hun, what do you think about the name Weston?"
Philip: "Nah, don't like it much"
Me: *totally-random-and-off-the-top-of-my-head-out-of-no-where pretty much being sarcastic* "okaaaaay, how about Easton!?"
Philip: "Yah, I kinda like that name"
And that was where the name came from. When I first blurted it out, I wasn't really even being serious about it. But then once hubby told me it was "okay", it kinda stuck in the back of my mind. We had many other names that jumped to the top of our list WAY above the name "Easton". But when my little man was born and I was staring at his sweet face, Easton just surpassed all of the rest. And that's the story behind his first name. :-)
And for Easton's middle name, Michael -- you might remember back in October, my sister went into pre-term labor at 20 weeks, and it was just too soon for her twin babies to be born. Her angels, Alena & Michael, passed away on October 12th, 2011. It was an extremely difficult experience for everyone. Since then, I've been searching for a truly meaningful way to honor and remember my niece and nephew. So when we were looking at the family tree for a middle name for Easton, we decided to use Michael. I wish we could have somehow used Alena's name as well. But I'm happy to be able to include their memory in Easton's name. Now, when East is older and asks about his middle name, we can tell them about their cousins in heaven.