Baby Namings

For many people today, a religious christening is not a relevant option, but it is still important for the family to gather, to welcome the child, to name him or her, and perhaps give some adults special responsibilities.

As a Humanist Celebrant, it is my role to help you create a unique Ceremony which is right for your family, and one which helps parents, grandparents, sisters, brothers and friends to express their joy, their care and their hopes for the child and their future.

I just thought I’d drop you a quick line to say thank you again for being amazing on Saturday. You really made the day something special and I’m sooooo pleased I found you. I hope we’ll have the chance to use your splendid services again sometime. KG

What’s Involved?

Naming ceremonies all differ slightly in structure/content (and rightly so!) but can include some or all of the following:

  • Introduction & welcome
  • Readings (poem/verse)
  • Parental statements/promises
  • Explanation of chosen name/s
  • Aspirations for the child’s future
  • Appointment of guardians, mentors or ‘Sparents’
  • Recognition of grandparents
  • The naming
  • Vows of love & support from others
  • Symbols of recognition e.g tree planting, candle ceremony, special gifts, sprinkling with water or rose petals etc

The possibilities are only limited by your own personal requirements and imagination.

Just couldn’t let the weekend pass without writing to thank you for being so wonderful yesterday. Not only did you write such a fantastic ceremony for Josh but took control of our rabble and orchestrated the whole process smoothly that was task in itself. Without exception, every one of our friends with young children asked us for your details – you’re going to be in high demand – trust us we know! DL and PL

What Does The Fee Include?

  • Initial and on-going consultation
  • Examples/suggestions of readings & poems (if required)
  • Presentation folder for the child including wording of the Ceremony and Naming Certificate
  • Liaison with venue (if appropriate)
  • Conduct of the Ceremony

How Much Does It Cost?

The total fee for a Baby Naming Ceremony (as outlined above) is £175. Mileage is charged at 45p per mile after the first 10 miles.

Additional Services

I also offer the following at an extra cost:

  • Certificates for parents, siblings, grandparents and guardians/mentors
  • Keepsake guide for guests including photographs of the child/family and a full outline of the Ceremony
  • Memory Box