Namings

A humanist ceremony is a wonderful way to welcome your baby into your family and circle of friends. The preparation of the ceremony provides a great opportunity for you to think about how you are going to bring up your child and about your hopes for the future.

A typical ceremony might include a welcome to the guests; some background to your relationship; some thoughts on parenthood with readings or poems read by family or friends; what being a parent has meant to you; your promises / aspirations for your child; presentation of the guide parents and their role; the naming of the child and a non-religious blessing. It is your day, so feel free to include music and readings of your choice plus any other symbolic act (sprinkling of petals, planting of seeds) that may help to include other children.

My fee is £200 plus travel.  This includes:

  • an introductory meeting to get to know each other and for me to learn what kind of ceremony you want
  • my writing a unique ceremony with as many email edits as it takes to get it right for you
  • my services on the day
  • a presentation copy of the script for you to keep and a certificate.

 

If this sounds like what you would like, please get in touch (contact details on the right) to arrange a time for me to come and meet you. At this meeting, if you decide to go ahead, I will need a deposit of £100 to secure your date in my diary and for me to start writing.