A Naming Ceremony gives you to opportunity to introduce your child to your family and friends and to celebrate together bringing this child into your lives. This is where you formally acknowledge the name that you have given your child. It is a non-religious ceremony, which will enable the child when it gets older to have the decision of which religion they will follow.
Like a religious ceremony we can nominate God Parents and Guardians. We can also acknowledge the special and unique role that grandparents play in the child’s life. It is also lovely to include any special relatives or friends that are an important part of the child’s life.
I like to have both parents involved in the planning of the ceremony, this gives us both the Dad's and the Mum's perspective of the child’s life. I have sample ceremonies, optional wordings and poems that we can go through. I will also give you a copy to take home and go through and we can then create a ceremony that you will be happy with. When we sit down we will go through all of the options and I will encourage you to add into the ceremony anything that you would like. Alternatively, if you only wish to have a basic and quick ceremony, I can arrange this as well. As with wedding ceremonies, a Naming Ceremony can be as simple or as elaborate as you wish.
If you have any special circumstances or special requests, we can incorporate these into the ceremony.
I will be here to create a ceremony that you will be happy with.