An alternative to Christenings

An alternative to Christenings

on Jan 17, 2022 in Naming

A naming ceremony is a perfect way to introduce, and to celebrate, the newest addition to your family whether through birth, fostering, adoption, or the welcoming of new step children. A naming ceremony is a very special way to show your union as a family, and the love and commitment you have for each other.

Traditionally babies have been baptised or christened. However, today many parents feel that they do not want a traditional service for their own personal reasons. Choosing a celebrant offers a beautiful alternative, giving you a chance to openly welcome your child and affirm your love and commitment to them, whilst surrounded by a loving circle of family and friends.

During the ceremony, you will have the opportunity to explain about the name you have chosen. You may wish to name special supporting adults or guardians that will help you bring up, and guide your child through their journey of life.

Your unique naming ceremony is designed and personalised to suit your every wish; you have the option to involve friends and family, music, poems, or meaningful readings. You may also like to include an extra special symbolic element such as candles, water, flowers, pebbles, or gemstones.
You will have your own special little reasons for a naming ceremony, so please get in touch and share it. I would be delighted to help you turn that dream into a unique ceremony reality.