“While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.”
As with any other important ceremony in life like a wedding or funeral, officially welcoming a new baby or child into the world is a significant moment, and the opportunity for parents, grandparents and close friends to voice their hopes for this new life and to publicly make promises of love and support to help them grow up to be happy and fulfilled adults.
If you don’t feel that a religious service is right for you and your family, then a Baby Naming Ceremony created and led by a Professional Celebrant could be the perfect way for you to officially welcome a new life into your family.
I will work with you to write a ceremony which incorporates whatever style of celebration you choose to officially name your child. You may want a traditional style ceremony where you can invite God Parents to come forward to pledge their love and support for their God Child as they grow up. Alternatively, you may wish to incorporate aspects of symbolism, such as the lighting of candles or inviting your guests to write their hopes and wishes for your child on to special cards which they present to you during the ceremony, giving you a lasting memento of the occasion that you can share with your child as they grow up.
However you choose to celebrate the official naming of your child, I can work with you to create exactly what you want. Before the ceremony itself I can also arrange a rehearsal for you and the key people who will be involved on the day as I recognises the need for everyone to feel comfortable with what they need to do during the ceremony. On the day itself, you can then relax and enjoy it, safe in the knowledge that I will officiate and ensure that everything runs smoothly for you.
For more information on how I could help create the perfect Baby Naming Ceremony for you, or to find out more about working with a Independent Celebrant, please contact me and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.