The name Randolph means 'wolf-shield'. Henry means 'ruler of the home'. Ash has several connotations. There is the Ash tree, Fraxinus, and its association with Yggdrasil, the World Tree of Norse cosmology, whose branches extend into the heavens, and which contains nine worlds within its branches. Ash is also something that is left after burning, and has connotations of death: 'ashes to ashes, dust to dust'. And there is volcanic ash, associated with eruption, heat, passion.