Baby Naming Ceremony | Why and What
Celebrate the arrival of your little one with a Name-giving ceremony.
Why have a Naming Ceremony?
Naming ceremonies have been a part of family and community life for centuries.
Almost every culture has a ceremony or ritual designed to mark or celebrate the occasion of birth, either in the actual sense, or in the sense of attaining a certain status in life, such as adolescence or adulthood.
- A naming ceremony is a very special way of celebrating the birth of your child and welcoming the new arrival into the family and the wider community.
- It’s also an opportunity to declare, before family and friends, your promise to be as good a parent s you can, and for adult friends or relatives to confirm their special relationship with your child.
- It is a unique occasion for everyone to feel involved as they pledge their support for your child’s development.
- The naming ceremony is a fulfilling and meaningful experience for all participants.
- It Affirms family participation throughout the ceremony
- Acknowledges Godparents;
- Establishes relationships;
- Formal welcome and introduction of your child into the family and community
What format does a naming ceremony take?
There is no legal requirement for a naming ceremony. You may wish to include stories, poetry or readings, songs or dances. Symbols and rituals, family customs and traditional ways may be incorporated and, as quite often happens, there may be the Prearation and sharing of food afterwards.
You decide each and every element of your ceremony. How exciting is that?
Always remember this is your ceremony, I am here to guide you along the way.
Ceremony Content Options:
- Celebrant Introduction and Greeting
- Lighting the Naming Candle using decorated candle
- Readings/promises by supporting adults or godparents
- Godparent/guardian undertaking
- Parents Vows to your child and each other
- Meaning and reasons for babys chosen name(s)
- A time capsule
- Grandparents promises
- In memory (to remember deceased family)
- Presentation of a gift/symbol/ritual of love to your Child.