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Review & Giveaway // The Little Boy Who Lost His Name

lost my name review

We love reading here at Make, Do & Push! Towers. Books are a huge part of our lives, and Nick and I are so happy to see that Busby has also embraced a passion for reading. In fact, her bedroom bookshelf is well on its way to overflowing!

Way back in December, on Busby’s second birthday, we opened up one of her many presents to reveal a book called The Little Girl Who Lost Her Name. At first she was too young to sit through the whole book (her real name is a little longer than Busby) but it didn’t take long until she was utterly captivated, and now it’s one of her go-to, favourite books.

So when the lovely folk at Lost My Name got in touch, and asked whether we’d like to review a personalised copy for Indy, I couldn’t wait to see which characters would appear in his story!

lost my name review

For those of you who haven’t heard of Lost My Name previously, where have you been? You may recognise them from Dragons’ Den where they won investment for this fantastic idea. The story concept is simple: a little person wakes up and they’ve lost their name, they go on an adventure to find it – each character they encounter starts with the next letter of their name until the adventure finishes and, lo and behold, their name has been found again!

lost my name review

The illustrations are absolutely gorgeous; bright, unique and fun. You can see how your book will look before buying by typing in your child’s name on the Lost My Name website.

My favourite character in Indy’s book (other than the robot – who features in both of our books) is the narwhal – such an unusual, underused and awesome animal to feature in a book!

narwhal lost my name

The quality of the book is outstanding. The paper seems to be very toddler-proof, so we don’t have to worry about her ripping it if she’s reading in bed without us.

I love that the whole book rhymes; it makes it so much fun to read, and there are some very amusing rhymes which have made us giggle. It’s fabulous fun to create a voice for each crazy, unique character!

I was quite disappointed to find that there’s no variety of characters for the more popular letters – Indy and Busby have a two duplicate letters in their (real) names and therefore exactly the same pages appear in both books. It would be great to have a choice of a few different characters, especially if you’re buying these for all of the children in the family, as is repetitive when reading in succession.

lost my name review

The Lost My Name books are a fantastic gift idea for any little person! I can’t wait until Indy is old enough to be as captivated by the book as his sister is, but in the meantime, Busby is enjoying reading both, and it’s a lovely family activity to snuggle up on the sofa and read them together (FYI. it’s a great way of keeping a toddler entertained whilst breastfeeding the baby!).

The Lost My Name books are created in the UK. They cost £18.99 with free shipping (worldwide) and can be purchased on the Lost My Name website.

lost my name review


We have one personalised Lost My Name book to giveaway to one lucky reader! Just use the Rafflecopter below to enter! T&Cs apply. UK Entrants only. Closes Tuesday 4th August 2015 at 00:00am.

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  1. Tracy Nixon

    21st July 2015 at 6:21 am

    Our chihuahua’s name!

  2. debbie smith

    21st July 2015 at 9:12 am

    i would get my sons name harry ! fab giveaway looks really sweet x

  3. Corinna

    21st July 2015 at 2:20 pm

    Imogen she loves reading and reads to her sister now 🙂

  4. Michelle Banks

    21st July 2015 at 3:02 pm

    my grandaughters name , Whitney x

  5. Isabel O'Brien

    21st July 2015 at 5:14 pm

    Willow! 🙂

  6. Martina Pichova

    21st July 2015 at 10:12 pm

    My daughter’s name.

  7. Lynsey Buchanan

    21st July 2015 at 10:55 pm


  8. Paula Readings

    22nd July 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Mason – my grandson

  9. Laura Pritchard

    22nd July 2015 at 5:54 pm

    My daughter’s name, Isabella.

  10. ashleigh allan

    22nd July 2015 at 7:00 pm

    My sons!

  11. Emilyandindiana

    22nd July 2015 at 10:55 pm

    This is so sweet, definitely something to consider for both children for Christmas. I agree I think more common letters need varieties though to keep books a bit different xx
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  12. RuthieW

    22nd July 2015 at 11:15 pm

    I’ve heard of these books but wasn’t sure. Think my sons would like it though! But it I won, would Oliver or Louis get it?! :-S
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  13. Anna

    23rd July 2015 at 7:39 pm

    I’d get one for Emily.
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  14. Rachel C

    23rd July 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Benjamin, for his first birthday

  15. Angela McDonald

    23rd July 2015 at 11:37 pm

    Ezio’s name!
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  16. Chris Andrews

    24th July 2015 at 12:11 pm

    Whose name do you want to find? . . . . . . my grandson’s – Jake

  17. Janice Mackin

    24th July 2015 at 8:50 pm

    My daughter’s name.

  18. Tracy Newton

    25th July 2015 at 8:02 pm

    My little one has this book and loves it. I would love one for my god daughter, Grace

  19. Ruth Thomas

    25th July 2015 at 8:14 pm

    I would have my niece name Alexa Ruby in the book

  20. Jodie Holyoake

    25th July 2015 at 8:18 pm

    Isabelle, as a present!

  21. Victoria Langley

    26th July 2015 at 1:17 am


  22. lindsay chadburn

    26th July 2015 at 4:24 am

    my daughters name emma

  23. Laura S

    26th July 2015 at 12:49 pm

    My nephew’s name!

  24. Elizabeth Hinds

    26th July 2015 at 2:21 pm

    My daughter’s name, Tess 🙂

  25. Samantha Loughlin

    26th July 2015 at 8:58 pm

    Evan. My nephew

  26. Fiona R

    26th July 2015 at 9:28 pm

    My sons name 🙂

  27. Corinne Henson

    26th July 2015 at 11:02 pm

    My son Caleb he would love this 🙂

  28. Katy Malkin

    27th July 2015 at 7:58 am

    Our daughter!

  29. Keri Jones

    27th July 2015 at 9:22 pm

    My son’s name. I’ve heard these books are great so would love one for my boy. Thank you for hosting this fab giveaway x

  30. leanne weir

    27th July 2015 at 10:17 pm

    my boys name riley

  31. Sharon Powell

    28th July 2015 at 8:19 pm

    My youngest son’s, Harry 🙂

  32. Rhi

    29th July 2015 at 3:21 pm

    Aww, I’ve heard such fab things about these books. Would love one for my Little Man 🙂 thanks so much x

  33. kim neville

    31st July 2015 at 5:20 pm


  34. Aimee Spencer

    1st August 2015 at 7:27 am

    We would my daughter’s name, Ruby x

  35. Holly edmundson

    1st August 2015 at 5:10 pm

    I would put my daughters name in it Evie 🙂 x

  36. Rich Tyler

    1st August 2015 at 11:53 pm

    My little man Zachary 🙂

  37. Kristy Brown

    2nd August 2015 at 8:02 am

    Seren Mia for my lovely niece

  38. claire woods

    2nd August 2015 at 10:25 am


  39. Jennifer I

    2nd August 2015 at 7:58 pm

    I would love to win one of these books for my daughter. I have n never came across these books before – they are so cute 🙂

  40. Victoria N

    2nd August 2015 at 8:52 pm

    My daughter’s name!

  41. Barbara Handley

    2nd August 2015 at 8:53 pm

    My grandson Jawara.

  42. Laura Lee

    2nd August 2015 at 9:02 pm

    As I wouldn’t know which of my sons names to pick I would have one made for my niece Izzy xx

  43. Samantha Atherton

    2nd August 2015 at 9:10 pm

    My little girls name, Ember.

  44. Aimee Morrison

    2nd August 2015 at 9:21 pm


  45. Rachael

    2nd August 2015 at 9:56 pm

    My daughter was given one of these for Christmas so I would get her best friend’s name in it for her to give to her as a present 🙂

  46. Jo Glasspool

    3rd August 2015 at 12:47 am

    My daughters, Phoenix

  47. Maria Jane Knight

    3rd August 2015 at 8:35 am

    Ronan Underwood

  48. Sarah Lambert

    3rd August 2015 at 12:05 pm

    It would have to be Scarlett 🙂

  49. Kate Leather

    3rd August 2015 at 12:22 pm

    I would have my daughter’s name Lyla Faith Barraclough.

  50. Diana

    3rd August 2015 at 1:27 pm

    My little one’s!

  51. Clare Hubbard

    3rd August 2015 at 5:02 pm

    My youngest son Joseph

  52. Susan Pringle

    3rd August 2015 at 6:53 pm

    My youngest daughter’s 🙂

  53. Jessica Townley

    3rd August 2015 at 8:43 pm

    My son’s name Jack.

  54. melissa hall

    3rd August 2015 at 10:45 pm


  55. Natalie Crossan

    3rd August 2015 at 11:50 pm

    My daughter, Bridie

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