The stories behind
the names 

Every name shared tells a story of a life cut short –
a son or daughter forever loved and forever missed.

Samantha & Mark's Story

"By people sharing their stories, it can help others find the inner strength to share their stories too."

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Rebbeka & Nathan's story

"Flynn is a much-loved member of our family even though he isn't physically here"

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Elisa’s Story 

“Even though Ella is not on this earth she is still very much a part of our family. ”

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Amanda's Story

“The amount of comfort that saying their name and acknowledging their existence brings is beyond describable."

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Paula & Ederson’s story

“I am saying my baby’s name, not just to remember her but to show others that they are not alone on this journey.”

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Angel's story 

"I say Benjamin James Kirk Cordell's, name to keep his memory alive.  As long as I’m alive, he will forever be adored and remembered."

 

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Fiona's story 

"Nothing could have prepared us for the pure relief of meeting our son and the deepest pain of losing his twin sister.”

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Caterina's Story 

“Honouring Valentina through saying her name and sharing her story is our way of keeping her close to us.”

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Claudia's Story 

"Alexander may not be here, but my job as his mum will never change."

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Bonnie and Steve's Story

"As time goes on, the pain is certainly lighter but our love and longing for them remains." 

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Caitlyn & Chris's story

“It’s so important to talk about Aish and say his name. Just because he isn’t here, doesn’t mean he shouldn’t be spoken about.”

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Helena's story 

"The day my stillbirth happened, the person I was died.  As I ride the waves, a new and different version of me evolves."

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Ashleigh & John's Story 

"We are Leon’s Mum and Dad. That is something of which we will always be proud."

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Kim's Story 

"Saying James’s name is important. His life was short, but his impact on us was enormous."

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Dani's Story

"As well as being devastating, losing Freeda has been extremely isolating." Dani - Freeda's Mum 

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Rowena and Josh's Story

"By people sharing their stories, it can help others find the inner strength to share their stories too."

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Tara and Shane's Story

For my husband Shane and me, finding out that I was pregnant with our first child together was a moment of pure bliss. At the 20-week scan, we heard a strong, beautiful heartbeat and found out that our baby was a boy. But the next day a phone call changed our lives.

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Laura and Bryce's Story

I had no idea he would be anything other than a perfectly healthy baby at birth. I was 38 weeks pregnant when I was induced into labour as there were concerns he was on the smaller side. The nursery was ready. The car seat was installed. I’d finally gone on maternity leave. I was so ready to be a mother.

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Jaimi Barrett's Story

“I never want to stop talking about Nash. That’s how we keep him alive, especially for our daughter, Iris. Everything I do is about keeping his name alive for her, because she will always be his big sister.” 

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Annette and Tony's Story

"Our beautiful Hayley was stillborn at full term. She was born on our wedding anniversary, so it makes the day even more special, a little sad but also happy. We always celebrate both her birthday and our anniversary."

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Sarah and Josh's Story

My husband, Josh, says it’s always a good day when we get to talk about Thea, our baby daughter, and he’s so right. Just like parents of a living baby, we love talking about her. That’s why when we recently found out about Red Nose/Sands Say Their Name Day we wanted to be a part of it.

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Amelia Grace's Story

When Olivia Grace was born, she looked just like her big sister, only much, much tinier. She was my third child, who we were so proud to call our daughter. Born at 23 weeks' gestation, Olivia’s heart beat for a full minute after she was born before she died in our arms.

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Skye Reeve's Story

“I have so little left of Isobel, and so I really do value what I do have of her and that is that she was born, and she has a name and she lived. It’s important to me that has as much of a beautiful impact as it possibly can.”

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Kim and Abigail's Story

“Abigail was our long-awaited second baby. I fell pregnant quickly with my first baby (Sienna, who is now 8 years old) – she was the stock-standard 40-week pregnancy. When we decided to try again, it took longer, and it wasn’t easy like the first time."

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Samantha & Mark's Story

"By people sharing their stories, it can help others find the inner strength to share their stories too."

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Rebbeka & Nathan's story

"Flynn is a much-loved member of our family even though he isn't physically here"

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Elisa’s Story 

“Even though Ella is not on this earth she is still very much a part of our family. ”

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Amanda's Story

“The amount of comfort that saying their name and acknowledging their existence brings is beyond describable."

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Paula & Ederson’s story

“I am saying my baby’s name, not just to remember her but to show others that they are not alone on this journey.”

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Angel's story 

"I say Benjamin James Kirk Cordell's, name to keep his memory alive.  As long as I’m alive, he will forever be adored and remembered."

 

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Fiona's story 

"Nothing could have prepared us for the pure relief of meeting our son and the deepest pain of losing his twin sister.”

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Caterina's Story 

“Honouring Valentina through saying her name and sharing her story is our way of keeping her close to us.”

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Claudia's Story 

"Alexander may not be here, but my job as his mum will never change."

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Bonnie and Steve's Story

"As time goes on, the pain is certainly lighter but our love and longing for them remains." 

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Caitlyn & Chris's story

“It’s so important to talk about Aish and say his name. Just because he isn’t here, doesn’t mean he shouldn’t be spoken about.”

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Helena's story 

"The day my stillbirth happened, the person I was died.  As I ride the waves, a new and different version of me evolves."

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Ashleigh & John's Story 

"We are Leon’s Mum and Dad. That is something of which we will always be proud."

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Kim's Story 

"Saying James’s name is important. His life was short, but his impact on us was enormous."

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