Welcome to my naming page and thank you for considering me as a celebrant to conduct a Humanist naming ceremony for your child. A naming ceremony does not have a formal structure. It is very much based around what the parents want. I will meet with the family to discuss some ideas and to plan the ceremony. Typically it will include an introduction and perhaps thanks to members of the family.
Many parents choose to have godparent equivalents which are called guide parents or supporting adults and they might also make a promise or commitment to the child. There can be as many or as few as you wish or there might be none. The ceremony normally ends with the child being given its name by everyone present and then perhaps a toast I will also provide you with a certificate and a presentation copy of the ceremony.
Thanks so much for being our celebrant for our son’s naming. It was such a meaningful ceremony and we had so many positive comments from family members who had never been to a humanist ceremony before. We all had a great day!