The fire captain held a meeting among his staff, Ashton told the television station
"'Who's for Shirley Ann?' and every man, of course, (raised their hand), so that's how I got named Shirley Ann," Ashton told WLKY.
The current leader at the firehouse, Louisville Fire Maj. Bobby Cooper, shared her father's personnel file as an extra gift, the television station reported.
"I just wanted to see what he did," Ashton told WLKY.