A Naming Ceremony is a lovely occasion for everyone to feel involved and to offer their support in your child's future development.
A Naming ceremony is a joyous celebration - a gathering of friends and family together to celebrate your child’s birth or to welcome adopted children or stepchildren into your family and the wider community.
On this very personal and meaningful occasion parents can welcome their child into the world with a ceremony that respects the family’s spiritual, religious or cultural background. As parents you can state your love and commitment to supporting your child as they grow and mature and you may want to declare your hopes for their future. Guiding Adults or Godparents, siblings grandparents and great grandparents can all make their own pledges in a joint celebration. Everyone can present special naming gifts and a personalized candle can be lit to commemorate the occasion.
The ceremony usually takes 20 to 30 minutes depending on how much you include.
My role as Celebrant is to help you design a personal ceremony including as many poems, readings, songs and music as you desire - and I have many to choose from! I will create your unique ceremony to reflect your beliefs and values including any personal touches you desire. On the day I will lead the ceremony so you can relax completely and enjoy this happy event.
Naming ceremonies do not have any legal status but I will present you with a naming certificate and a record of the ceremony as a token of the day.
You may wish to wait till your child’s first birthday to celebrate with family and new friends. This is an ideal opportunity to select guiding adults and to name your child in a joint celebration. A special naming gift can be presented and a personalized candle lit to commemorate the occasion.