A new baby is most rewarding and important job you will ever have. Marking their arrival and welcoming them to the family is a really special occasion, and together we will create a bespoke ceremony that will reflect your family perfectly. Humanist naming ceremonies are a way to enable non-religious or mixed-faith parents to welcome their child in a way that is personal and relevant to the lives that they actually lead. It is also an acknowledgment of how important it is for a child to decide for themselves what they believe in as they grow up.
Every naming ceremony is completely unique and totally personalised for your family. But there are some common elements:
- Welcoming your guests
- Reflecting on the impact your child has had on your family & the challenges of parenthood, what being a new parent means to you.
- The story behind their name
- Incorporating readings, music or symbolic actions
- Promises made by the parents and appointed guide parents
- The naming itself!
A good naming ceremony combines all the significance and sense of occasion with a more personal approach, with lots of happiness and laughter.
In essence , the ceremony is whatever you want it to be, it can have a very traditional formal feel, or be relaxed, fun and yes sometimes even a little chaotic! It can be themed or in a significant place to the family or child (outdoors or indoors).
What better way to mark the precious occasion of adoption, than a naming ceremony where the child takes on the new family name? These ceremonies are so beautiful, welcoming the child into the family and marking this new stage in their lives.
My fees for Naming Ceremonies is £250 however a small charge for travelling expenses may be added if the venue is a good distance from my home, but this would be discussed with you prior to you paying your deposit which will reserve the date.
Please do get in touch to have a chat
Telephone 07465 298334