We Tried It: LostMy.Name Books

lost-my-name-b-3lost-my-name-p-3lost-my-name-b-1I’ve always loved giving a personalized present to someone close to me. It feels very special to give family and friends a gift that’s unique and created solely for them. It’s why I’m so in love with LostMy.Name books.

LostMy.Name books started as a DIY-project between three fathers and an uncle, and quickly became a labour of love. They’ve created an easy-to-make book for any name in the world. How easy? Enter your child’s name, choose if the book is for a boy or a girl, and hit ‘Create Your Book’! You can add a personal dedication if you wish, and preview your book before ordering.


Creating a LostMy.Name storybook is as easy as 1-2-3. Enter the name of the child, choose boy or girl, and create your story. I was very curious to see how they would solve the problem of repeating letters, for instance in my name I have 3 A’s and 2 R’s. I was pleased to see that each letter “A” had it’s own unique page and story, which simply adds to the thoughtfulness of the book.

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Another bonus to this easy-to-make, personalized storybook? Free worldwide shipping. International shipping can get quite expensive when shopping online, yet LostMy.Name will ship your custom book for free!

The quality of the book really amazed me. It’s a large book, (A4 size – 210mm x 297mm), with thick, eco-friendly pages, and full colour illustrations. This book is a keepsake and will last years with the quality of the paper and covers.

I created a book for my son, as a Christmas present, and was just blown away by the detail and thoughtfulness that went into this personalized book. The thought of reading this book for years to come made me smile. It’s inventive, whimsical, and fun!

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I headed back to LostMy.Name to create another one for my daughter, however this is where I found the one negative. You cannot choose specific illustrations for each book. While many might not have a problem with this, if you want to buy more than one book for each of your children, and they have similar letters in their names, then their books will be very similar as well.

My daughter’s name is Chanel, which shares 4 letters with her brother’s name, and those four pages were the exact same in her book. I wish I was able to choose a different letter “H” so they wouldn’t have the same picture and story. Again, while this conflict might not be a problem for everyone, my daughter is older and would be able to see that they books were similar, while my little boy is too young for that.

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The books are meant for ages 2-6, while many purchase a book as a baby present (I know I would!). This is an exceptional and wonderful present to give a child for their birthday or as a Christmas present. This gift is perfect for the holidays as it is personalized, thoughtful, and the quality of the book is amazing and beautiful.

Visit LostMy.Name to create your own personalized storybook, and check them out on Facebook and Twitter, too!

Disclosure: The wonderful folks at LostMy.Name gifted me a copy of their lovely book. However I was not financially compensated for this post and all opinions expressed here are my own.

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10 Comments

  1. November 12, 2014 / 3:13 pm

    I have been debating getting this book for my daughter. Maybe next year as her haul from her birthday is still overwhelming. She probably won’t quite get it yet and I’m hoping to wait until she finds it interesting to see her name. Neat concept though.
    xoxo Laura
    http://www.theaccidentalmama.com

  2. James Robert
    November 16, 2014 / 2:12 am

    What a cool little book for the kids and they love anything with their names in it

  3. Heather in VA
    November 16, 2014 / 7:07 am

    What a great gift idea. Thank you.

  4. November 16, 2014 / 7:41 am

    How adorable! I love personalized books for children.

  5. Teresa Richards
    November 16, 2014 / 9:47 am

    This sounds like it might be the perfect gift for my grandson. He loves books and one about him, would be right up his alley. I am going to have to check into this. Thank you so much for sharing this.

  6. TrippyCusp93
    November 16, 2014 / 12:20 pm

    I love this idea! Now I really want to get one for each of my 3 nephews for Christmas! I can see them having fun with it, especially with the personalized aspect! And the excellent quality is an added bonus…thanks for sharing 🙂

  7. Susan Broughton
    November 16, 2014 / 3:11 pm

    This would work really nice for my little nephew. I might get something like this for him for Christmas.

  8. November 16, 2014 / 9:35 pm

    I know just the 5 year old boy to give this to. This looks like a great quality book, not like the cheap ones they had in the coupon section of the newspaper when my kids were little, we got them anyway but who know where they ever went. This one would be a keepsake. Thanks for the review.

  9. judy maharrey
    November 18, 2014 / 4:43 pm

    I think this book would be great for my grandson! He loves getting mail and seeing his name.

  10. Barrie
    November 19, 2014 / 6:42 am

    What a wonderful idea! I have a neice who would love this!~

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