Hear or read the name Morcombe and it’s inevitable you’ll think of Daniel, the 12-year-old who was abducted from a Queensland bus stop in 2003.
Theirs is a family that’s been through more tragedy and grief than any deserves.
But now there’s joy in the Morcombe household again, thanks to the birth of Daniel’s twin brother Bradley’s first child — a beautiful baby boy who has been given a beautiful name.
Winston Daniel George Morcombe.
Anna Morcombe gave birth on July 23. Image: Facebook.
“He’s such a perfect little man," proud grandmother Denise Morcombe told the magazine.
"Holding him like this reminds me so much of when our twin boys Daniel and Brad were born. There’s always so much hope and promise around the birth of a baby.”
The new parents, who first met in high school and were married two years ago, tragically suffered a miscarriage late last year, before falling pregnant with little Winston two months later.
He was born via cesarean on July 23, weighing 3.5kg.
“I was crying, tears flowing down my face, before we even got Anna into surgery,” recalls Brad. “It was such an emotional moment for both of us. It was like a dream. ”
Daniel's remains were tragically discovered in bushland nearly eight years after he disappeared. Forty-six-year-old Brett Cowan is currently serving a life sentence for the school boy's abduction and murder.