Baby Naming Ceremonies (or just Naming Ceremonies) are becoming a popular alternative to the traditional Christening. These celebrate the new life brought into a family and the unlimited potential of that beautiful little person, regardless of the child’s age. During these ceremonies, you, as parents, state your love and commitment to your child and declare your hopes for their future. You may also include blessings from Grandparents, and/or nominate “Supporting Adults”, “Mentors” or “Godparents” to pledge their support as well.
As with most ceremonies, we can include readings of poetry or prose (there are some wonderful passages from children’s books that work perfectly) and/or songs. I will work with you to draft a ceremony that you feel is perfect for you and your family, and continue to correspond with you via email or phone conversation until you are completely satisfied with the ceremony script.
Though Naming Ceremonies hold no legal weight, they are a wonderful way to celebrate your children with your family and friends, and you will receive a Commemorative Naming Certificate as a keepsake.