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A naming ceremony is a non-religious celebration of the arrival of a new child. It is a way of welcoming your child into the world and officially introducing her/him to family and friends. Naming ceremonies are appropriate for anyone, at any age. The arrival of a new baby, uniting of step or adopted children within a family, or an adult name change are all great reasons to hold a naming ceremony.
Naming ceremonies usually involve important people in the child’s life such as close family members and special friends. Parents have the opportunity to ask other adults to play a supportive role to their child through to adult life (as godparents, mentors or supporters).
Poems, readings, and quotes of personal significance can be used throughout the ceremony. Often a symbolic gesture is also made, such as the lighting of a candle or the planting of a tree. In addition, you may wish to arrange for certificates to be presented to parents and other special people as a record of the occasion.
Naming ceremonies are not a baptism or christening. While the ceremonies are non-religious, many parents with religious beliefs hold naming ceremonies to welcome their child. Doing so does not prevent the child from holding or participating in a religious ceremony at any stage of their life.
While the Naming Ceremony and accompanying documents don’t have any legal status, they are a wonderful way to welcome your child and celebrate them as they begin their journey through life. Naming your child is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. It would be an honour and a privilege to help you create a ceremony that reflects the importance of this decision.