Naming Ceremonies

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I also offer Naming Ceremonies for families who want to celebrate and welcome a new arrival but don’t want a religious ceremony.

A Naming Ceremony is a wonderful way to welcome a child of any age to the family, whether it’s a new baby or an older stepchild or an adopted child.

Not everyone wants a full religious ceremony, especially as modern families are often a mix of different beliefs/non-belief, so a Naming Ceremony offers an ideal opportunity to share your joy at the new arrival with all your family and friends without excluding anyone.

It’s a chance for you to invite close family members and/or friends to act as ‘guardians’ to the new arrival, and for them to promise to look out for them over the years, acting as mentors and friends as they grow up.

The Naming Ceremony should be filled with love and joy, and can take any form you choose – spiritual, completely humanist, or have some religious content.

You may want a large gathering in a venue of your choosing with lots of participation, or perhaps you’d prefer a small, intimate ceremony with just a few close family or friends in your own home.  The choice is entirely yours.

I will work with you to put together a Naming Ceremony that will celebrate the new arrival and express the love and hopes you have for their future.

You can write your own words or ask me to write them for you, choose some poems or readings that you like, find some special music, ask other family members (siblings, grandparents) to have an active part – whatever you want.

For an informal chat about a Naming Ceremony please call me on 07580 506364, or email sally@leicesterandnottscelebrant.co.uk