Hilary with Mum, Dad, “The Godfather” and “Fairy Godmothers” at Tristyn’s Naming Day

Congratulations on your new baby!  

Would you like to welcome your child into your family with a unique and personal naming ceremony of love and laughter?

Would you like to make personal promises to them as to how you will care for them as they grow up?

Would you like to involve good friends, for them to have a special role in helping your baby reach adulthood, as independent mentors / godparents?

I will share my ideas with yours to ensure your child’s unique and special naming ceremony is crafted entirely around:

  • What does having a child mean to you?
  • Why do you want to hold a naming ceremony for your child?
  • What is your child like, and what do you particularly love about him / her?
  • What is the significance of the name(s) you have chosen?
  • Who else do you want to involve as godparents / mentors and what kind words would you like us to say about these people?
  • Do you want to involve other children in making promises / symbolic acts to the new baby, or hold the naming ceremony for more than one child?
  • Would you like to talk about and thank anyone else – eg grandparents or other family members?
  • What music (optional) and poems are special for you to include?
  • What promises do you personally want to make to your baby?
  • What promises do you want the godparents / mentors to make to your baby?
  • Are there any cultural symbolic acts (such as lighting a candle, planting a tree, giving the baby a present, toasts) which you wish to include in the ceremony?

Please call me on 01895 632096, email on or click here, to discuss how I can help you to create your own unique baby naming ceremony at your choice of venue – from family garden to local pub – anywhere in London, Middx, Berks, Bucks, Herts or Surrey.

Examples of the many cards and emails I have been pleased to receive after previous naming ceremonies:

“We can’t recommend Hilary enough. She was extremely helpful, professional and guided us all the way through from writing our ceremonial speeches to being the most memorable, charming, celebrant on the day of our son’s naming day.  A joyful soul with a friendly and loving nature, Hilary is just what you need for any Ceremonial occasion.” Aimee and Nick

“Thank you so much for leading the celebration of Olanna’s naming ceremony. It meant a lot to us to have someone so thoughtful and caring celebrate it with us.” Chinwe and Chris

“Hilary, you made our naming day for Amy fantastic. We had the flexibility to make the ceremony as unique or as traditional as we wanted, which made the day very special. I would highly recommend you. We will definitely be booking you again if we have another child to hold another naming day in the future”. Dan and Carrie

“We just wanted to thank you once again for leading the ceremony today. It really could not have gone better and the feedback was that it was very special and personal.” Rachel and Bruno 


PS: I love to help you to create a beautiful and memorable naming ceremony in any of our local areas, including: Ruislip, Harrow, Uxbridge, Eastcote, Hillingdon, Greenford, Slough, Windsor, Hayes, Pinner, Northwood, Kenton, Wembley, Rickmansworth, Watford, Bushey, Stanmore, Edgware, Radlett, Borehamwood, Barnet, Finchley, Hampstead, Camden, Kensington, Westminster, City, Holborn, Covent Garden, Islington, Chelsea, Hammersmith, Acton, Ealing, Kew, Richmond, Twickenham, Kingston, Chiswick, Isleworth, Beaconsfield, High Wycombe, Chorleywood, Chesham, Amersham, Hemel Hempstead, St Albans, Ascot, Egham, Staines, Sunbury, Hampton, Willesden, Sarratt, Golders Green, W1, SW1, W2, WC2, W3, W4, W5, WC1, SE1, EC1, EC2, NW1, NW3, NW6, NW4, NW10, Hounslow, Hendon, West London, North London, Kings Langley, Gerrards Cross, Middx, Berks, Bucks, Herts, and Surrey.