Humanist Naming Ceremonies

A Humanist naming ceremony is a special and unique way to celebrate and announce the arrival of your child. Although not religious it’s a personal, family friendly occasion full of joy and laughter and often a few “happy” tears.

The ceremony I’ll create (with you) will be specifically for your child, and it might include readings, poetry, singing, music and parental promises. Family and friends can be involved and often guideparents (supporting adults) are appointed who also make commitments to the child.

Symbolic gestures or rituals can be included, tree planting, lighting candles, sand blending, a book of wishes are a few of many options.

The ceremony itself can be in any location you choose at any time of the year. I’ve had the pleasure of delivering ceremonies in gardens, kitchens, front rooms, back rooms, church halls, cafes, restaurants, manor houses, cricket clubs, community centres, the options are endless! Most ceremonies are held on a weekend in the early afternoon, but the choice is yours. If you are opting for outside a backup plan for British weather is a good idea!

You may know exactly what you’d  like, or you may be looking for ideas and suggestions, whichever way I’ll be very happy to work with you to create a ceremony that is personal and one that you and your family will remember.


“From the moment we met Lynn she was attentive and applied, explaining the process clearly and listening to what we wanted from the day. A perfect combination of humanism and humour, she really made our daughter’s naming day super special. Lynn paid careful attention to our family story, noting key points and marrying them with our chosen poems to deliver a beautifully written ceremony. We will always look back on the day with the fondest of memories, and for that we have Lynn to thank.”


Proud to be featured in the recent Baby Magazine in an article written by Humanists UK 🥳

If you would like to find out more about naming ceremonies or make a booking, please contact me on any of the following

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