Name Giving Ceremony
Name giving ceremonies are as old as time itself. For centuries and in different forms, people have been performing these ceremonies for the purpose of introducing a new child into the family; in many cultures, a son was not legal until his father named him in a ceremony.
Naming ceremonies as we know them today, are fairly new being non-religious and conducted by a civil celebrant, usually at the parents home, this allows the parents to affirm their love for their child in front of family and friends.
Let me personalise a name giving ceremony for your child. There are many things we can do, such as having a time capsule in which you place small gifts, photos, letters or hand written cards to be opened either on the child’s 18th or 21st birthday.
Alternatively, how about planting a tree or lighting a candle? A naming ceremony normally takes between twent and thirty minutes with poems and readings and while the ceremony has no legal status, I provide all involved with a beautiful certificate by which to remember the day, and what a wonderful way to introduce a new child into the world.