From the time we found out that we were expecting twins, Nick and I instantly began rolling through our list of names from when we were expecting Kaylee. Adding a couple of new ones and removing a couple, we wanted to have the perfect names for our miracles. But more than just a name, we really wanted it to mean something.
Nick and I have known each other for 9 years and been "together" for 8, married for 5 in July. From literally the second I met Nick, he always talked about having a little boy named Preston. I mean, from seriously the second we started dating! Of course over the years, we would hear other names that we liked, adding them to our list, but Preston was still always at the top. When Nick and I had our first date (mind you, this was 6 months into dating--- yes, it took Nick 6 months to take me on our first "official" date), Nick began to tell me WHY he loved the name Preston so much. It was more than a name to him. Preston, had been his wrestling coach in high school. But he was more than a coach to Nick, he was like family. I close my eyes, and I can literally remember seeing Nick beaming with pride as he would tell me about his high school days and how Preston would help Nick, not just during practice, but sometimes at 4:30 in the morning, late evenings and weekends. And then he would head to work. Nick was so beyond amazed and impressed with this man that was so dedicated to him. He put every ounce of time he had into making Nick into not only a great wrestler, but a great man. Listening to Nick talk about someone like that, I could only hope and pray that we too would someday have a son that could be the type of leader and role model that Preston had been to Nick. So thus, Preston Edward Topping, you have big shoes to fill. But have no fear, your dad will be there every step of the way to make you into the man that we know you will be someday.
Preston's middle name, Edward, is incredibly special as well. Edward, was Nick's grandfather's name, his dad's middle name, and is both Nick and his brother Jeff's, middle name.
Peyton, is a name that Nick and I have always loved as well. The name Peyton means "from the fighter's farm". People with this name have a deep inner desire to inspire others in a higher cause, and to share their own strongly held views on spiritual matters. People with this name are excited by change, adventure, and excitement. They are dynamic, visionary and versatile, able to make constructive use of freedom. They fight being restricted by rules and conventions. They tend to be optimistic, energetic, intelligent, and to make friends easily. They may be changeable, restless, untidy and rebellious.
I couldn't think of a better name for our precious Baby B, than Peyton. He is truly a fighter, showing us the strength he has every day by letting not only myself, but Nick and Kaylee feel him move around inside me. He continues to grow and has a very strong heart. We hope that Peyton's story will inspire others in a higher cause. We know that he will do great things standing at God's side and Nick, Kaylee and I couldn't be prouder of him.
Peyton's middle name, Michael, is equally special. As this is my dad and my twin brother, Adam's middle name.
We'd like to officially introduce to you, our sons, Preston Edward and Peyton Michael.
Love and blessings,
Nick, Ashley & Kaylee