Humanist Non-Religious Baby Naming Ceremonies in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset.
“We can’t thank you enough for helping to make yesterday so amazing for everyone. We had so many positive comments on the ceremony and how lovely it was with it being so personal to us. There were times throughout the ceremony when I had tears in my eyes”.
If you’ve found me, you’re likely to have recently welcomed a new member into your family. Congratulations! Isn’t that worth celebrating?
We had naming ceremonies for both our babies and they were just perfect; so personal, joyous and uplifting. A superb way to welcome our children into the world. This is what led me to want to become a celebrant myself.
What is a humanist naming ceremony like?
I’ll work with you to create a bespoke ceremony, which you can make as traditional, informal, fun or creative as you like.
No two namings are the same. I’ll put together a ceremony that reflects your family, your hopes and intentions. There are no ‘set words’ or ‘order of service’ and I can always help by making suggestions about things like venues, readings, music and symbolic acts. My ceremonies are often inspired by the natural world.
A naming gives you a great opportunity to gather together your friends and family from all different backgrounds. No matter what your family circumstances, everyone is welcome at a Humanist Ceremony.
“Maria, you met all our expectations and then exceeded them further! We really couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day to celebrate our precious daughter’s naming ceremony. We will treasure the special memories that you helped us create for all our days.”
Adoption Ceremonies and other Welcoming Ceremonies
Whilst you might think the ceremonies are only for babies, it is also perfectly possible to have a ceremony for older children, perhaps where two families have recently come together through a new relationship, when you would like officially to welcome a child who has been adopted into your family, or simply because you never got round to it when they were tiny!
I look forward to meeting you and your little one.
“Thank you so very much for making P’s 1st birthday so special by your beautiful naming ceremony. It was so very touching and personal and so unique to P and our blended family. The script was beautifully written and put together. Just perfect”.
There are general FAQs about having a humanist naming ceremony on the Humanist Ceremonies Website.
There also a fabulous BLOG with lots of ideas and inspiration.
An example of getting siblings involved: these fantastic readings were written by the older siblings of their adopted little sister: