Ask Me His Name

Ask Me His Name

By Elle Wright

  • Release Date : 2018-09-06
  • Genre : Biography
  • FIle Size : 0.73 MB
Score: 5.0
From 29 Ratings
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Ask Me His Name **The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller**

Dear Reader, When I found myself experiencing a motherhood that I never expected, one that I was terrified of living, I didn't know how I would carry on being 'normal'. I didn't know how much I would long for people to say my son Teddy's name, to not treat him like he didn't exist. Maybe you're in this boat too, or maybe you want to support someone who is? Whatever your reason, I hope our story goes a little way to help. Love, Elle

What do you do when the unthinkable happens?

Elle Wright had an admittedly easy pregnancy - her scans went well, she and her baby were healthy throughout, and in May 2016, she and her husband welcomed their son, Teddy, into the world.

Just a few hours after giving birth, they woke to find a nurse holding a cold and unresponsive Teddy, who had stopped breathing during the night. The happiest day of Elle's life had turned into every parent's worst nightmare, and she had to let her beautiful baby boy go. Three days after delivering him into the world, Elle sat with Teddy in her arms as he took his last breaths, and tucked him in for the final time.

Ask Me His Name is a moving account of Elle's pregnancy, Teddy's life, and what happens when a mother leaves a hospital with empty arms. In the UK, 1 in 4 pregnancies end in premature death, but conversations about the heartbreakingly frequent issue of baby loss are few and far between. In this honest, beautifully written and hopeful exploration of a different kind of mothering, Elle explores how she navigated a parenthood that no one had prepared her for.

* A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to Tommy's charity. Reg. (1060508) *


  • Made me cry, and smile.

    By LauMayLog
    What a well written book. Death of a child is something that should definitely be talked about and this book helps to show the importance of why that is. I have no doubt that Teddy is super proud of his Mummy and Daddy and all they have achieved to help his name become known.
  • Super human!

    By rcha5494
    Finished this in an afternoon.. such a fantastic thought provoking read! Such a brilliant human! X
  • Powerful

    By Yummy Mummy 23
    Quite possibly one of the most powerful books I have ever read. Such an inspirational young lady and man and so brave of them to share their story.