A naming ceremony is a non-religious alternative to a christening.
This is a very special way of celebrating the birth of your child and welcoming the new arrival into the family.
A Naming Ceremony is the perfect way to bond a family unit.
The naming ceremony gives an opportunity to declare before family and friends, your promise to your child to guide, love and support them throughout life. It also gives guideparents, adult friends or relatives an opportunity to confirm their special relationship with your child. The child or children can be any age.
A Naming Ceremony is a unique occasion for everyone to feel involved as they pledge their love and support for your child's future development. We always try to make our ceremonies touching and significant but we particularly like our naming ceremonies to be fun and interactive.
We can suggest ideas for unique naming ceremonies.
Your ceremony could include aspects of a symbolic nature, for example:
Water - Signifying life and purity
Candles - New light in the world, and
Rose Petals - Spreading happiness, the Symbol of Love
Gifts / Keepsakes / Treasures - tokens of hope for the child
Flowers - Representing beauty
Tree Planting - Symbolizing growth and nurturing
Pebbles - Belonging to the family group
Balloons / Bubbles / Lanterns - Light, free and exciting
Time Capsules - To capture the moment
You may also wish to include:
Promises, Vows and Commitments
Toasts / Cake
Certificates and Photographs