Welcoming a baby into a family, community or society has been a part of human culture for millennia. Today we can make that welcome as personal and individual as we choose. Naming ceremonies are an opportunity for family and friends to publicly declare their love and commitment to a child, the ceremony marks the start of a new journey for the parents and the chance to celebrate the wealth of potential in the baby.
As your celebrant I will work with you to create a celebration that is bespoke and reflects the uniqueness of your family. Naming ceremonies are as diverse as the families that are celebrating, there is no right or wrong, just what works for you. Typically a ceremony will include readings from loved ones, promises/vows from parents and godparents and symbolic ceremonies similar to those found at a wedding such as sand ceremony or a unity candle.
Naming ceremonies are a great way of welcoming a newly adopted child into a family so please do get in touch if this is something you would like to discuss.