When Ryan was born, we wanted to include a family name in his middle name. I adored my grandfather, he was a good man with many traits I could only pray Ryan would inherit. Everyone called him CT, so somehow I got it in my head that the "T" was for Thomas. So, we named him Ryan Thomas Davis. At some point after Ryan was home, I proudly told my mother that Ryan's middle name was after her father. She laughed and proceeded to inform me that grandpa's middle name was Taswell. Too late to change it, so, it stayed the same.
When Ryan was growing up, I told him the story of how I fucked up and named him Thomas when I meant to name him Taswell, after my grandfather. He really thought this was great. At one point he wanted me to legally make the change from Thomas to Taswell. That wasn't going to happen.
He liked Taswell so much that when games and internet aliases came along, Ryan used Taswell.
In later years, he came to know more about his great grandfaather and I think he was honoring him in his own way. Great Grandfather was Clarence Taswell