Baby Naming Days are non-secular ceremonies, which offer a fantastic alternative to religious baptisms or christenings. The naming ceremony is a celebration by all of the people involved in your child’s life. It is an opportunity for you to state in front of your family and friends the unconditional love and care, support and encouragement that you will continue to provide as a parent. Most Naming Ceremonies include the appointment of god parents or mentors, who promise to take a special interest in the child as they growing up.
Just by holding a naming ceremony, you are expressing that your child is a very important member of your family.
Step children and adopted children can be welcomed into their new or extended family with a naming ceremony and adults who have outgrown their birth names may find a new sense of identity through choosing their own name which has more significance for them. Naming ceremonies can incorporate the reasons the parents have chosen a particular name and it’s meaning. There are many beautiful poems and readings suitable for naming ceremonies. You may also wish to include a candle lighting, a sand ceremony or some other symbolic gesture. If you have older children, you may like to acknowledge the importance of siblings or if they are old enough, they may like to read a poem as part of the ceremony.
As each family is different, the naming ceremony is individually tailored to suit your own particular circumstances. If you would like to discuss a Naming Day with me give me a call for a “no obligation” discussion.