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Naming Ceremony

What is a naming ceremony?

A naming ceremony is a wonderful way to celebrate the birth of a new baby, young child or to welcome an adopted child or step-children into your family and wider community. Many families choose to hold a naming ceremony in place of a traditional religious christening to celebrate their child’s arrival.


As part of the ceremony you can name role models for your child(ren), and refer to these as god parents, guard parents, mentors or life guides (or any other names you prefer). 


They will all acknowledge their roles and responsibilities, and we can ensure that any key family members are involved too.  Perhaps you might want readings, or even a song! I can help guide you through the whole process.

Celebrant Ceremonies by Elaine Naming Ceremonies. Mother and baby elephant cute picture.

What happens at a naming ceremony?

You might want to incorporate readings or musical performances at your naming ceremony to add further depth and significance to the occasion. Or you might want to have small and intimate ceremony just with immediate family. It could be in your home or garden, or a grand celebration in a local hotel, it's up to you.

With a celebrant, the content of your naming day can be as personal, or as flamboyant as you like!  You can include symbolic elements, like a sand ceremony, or perhaps planting a tree, or even the creation of a time capsule and have all of your guests contribute to the box.


As your celebrant, I am here to offer professional guidance and support every step of the way, ensuring that your naming ceremony is a truly unforgettable and joyous celebration of your child’s entry into your family and wider community.


Let’s work together to create a perfect and meaningful ceremony that reflects your values and celebrates the love that surrounds your growing family.

I am happy to work with you to put together a beautiful naming ceremony in Perth and Kinross, Fife, Edinburgh, Clackmannanshire, and anywhere else you need me.

I learned what is obvious to a child. That life is simply a collection of little lives, each lived one day at a time.”

Nicholas Sparks

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