My best friend's brother's name is Ashley. And to respond to Nanaea's comment earlier about it being a southern name, I'd have to agree. We are very much souhtern here (Plant City is a southern as you get in Florida when it comes to traditions of the old south). Anyway, I think that the suggested Ashton would make a more masculine and more accepted form of the once popular Ahsley. My friend's brother dislikes his name so much that he goes by his last name. But I suppose he has to- he's in the army!