A Naming Ceremony offers you a chance to openly welcome your child into your circle of family and friends surrounded by your family and friends.
Naming Ceremonies are a beautiful alternative to the more formal or religious ceremonies. Naming Ceremonies can be performed for babies and older children alike. Most Naming Ceremonies include the appointment of god parents or mentors, who promise to take a special interest in the child as they are growing up. Parents and godparents become more aware of the responsibilities in bringing up a child and recognise the important role that they will play in this child’s life. A child’s mentor or godparent can be a close family friend, an aunty or uncle or an older sibling. Many people also include grandparents in the Naming Ceremony.
Naming Ceremonies can incorporate the reasons the parents have chosen a particular name and its meaning. There are many beautiful poems and readings suitable for Naming Ceremonies. You may also wish to include a candle lighting ceremony, reading or some other symbolic gesture.
If you have older children, you may like to acknowledge the importance of siblings or if they are old enough, they may like to read a poem as part of the ceremony.
At the end of the ceremony I will presented Certificates to the parents and the godparents.
Early Bookings are recommended to secure your date and time.
Please contact me to disucss your requirements, other ideas and dates.