What is a naming ceremony?
A naming ceremony is the perfect way to mark new members joining the family. And I don’t mean just babies and small children. It can also be an ideal opportunity to celebrate an adoption or two families joining as one through marriage or a gender re-assignment.
As a celebrant I offer a non religious or a ceremony with a small amount religious content such as a prayer or hymn which is personally crafted to reflect you and your family.
I love to bring people together and get them involved too if they are keen. You could ask grandparents or guide parents to pledge their love and support to the new member of the family.
It doesn’t involve any legalities so there are no restrictions on where they take place. A local hall, a restaurant, or in a tree house. You decide and just tell me where.
What’s a naming ceremony like?
Again, it is as flexible as you want and as unique as you are. We can sit down and discuss music, poems, participation, the story of why we are here, write vows and choose a unity ceremony or any other little touches and ideas.
Then I’ll write up the script for amendments or approval. On the day I’ll arrive allowing a three hour window (for setting up and delays) to deliver a service that generally lasts about 20-30 minutes.
I can even provide a commemorative certificate as a keepsake and advise on finishing touches such as memory books and other professional suppliers.