Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Name Gallery

As some of you may know, Naya's first Birthday is rapidly approaching. Although we are planning a small, quiet, family celebration in order to remember the birth of our precious little girl, I wanted to do something else to help us celebrate our little princess. A few other BLM's have done a name gallery for their babies on their birthdays and I think I would like to do one as well.

A name gallery is essentially word art - creative, fun, or artistic ways of “writing” out Naya's name. For example, spelling NAYA out in M&M’s, Scrabble tiles, or even a photograph collage. Then you take a digital picture of your creation and send it back to us. You can be as crazy or creative as you want - as long as her name is in the photo it works. You can submit one or several photos including Naya's name. Anything goes as long as it says NAYA.
As much as it hurts, we do love talking about and remember our daughter and we are finding that as the time goes on, we are able to talk of her less and less. Seeing her name constructed with love by others will be a very special thing that we will cherish forever. We are planning on putting the photos together into a bound book, depending on how many we receive, as well as a public Facebook album. I am not sure how this is going to turn out but I am very excited to try.

Please send your creations (high-resolution photo, or link to photo) in an email to or tag me on Facebook.

If you need examples here is a fellow baby loss mom's name gallery for her son Jason.

Another baby loss mom's name gallery for her daughter Hadley.
Thank you all in advance for helping us celebrate and remember our Naya. We have already gotten some great ones in. Here is a link to the Name Gallery album on Facebook


  1. That's a beautiful idea. I will have to do some brainstorming. Hope it turns out for you!

  2. Thank you! It is turning out wonderfully so far. I am so touched by everyone's creativity and love they are putting into this. It's very heartwarming :)

  3. Beautiful idea! I'm going to try to find time to do something. In the meantime, have you heard of this? A friend from high school did it as a way of remembering her premature twins. The pictures I saw were beautiful.