Naming

Ceremony Tips

Hints & Tips to get the best from your ceremony

  • Think about the promises you wish to make to your child. Select promises that you really mean and ask your Supporting Adults and Grandparents to do the same.
  • Choose your Supporting Adults with care. Ideally, they should be people whom your child will see regularly and who will have a good and positive influence in the child’s life. Being asked to be a Supporting Adult is an honour, but it’s also a role that carries responsibilities, so choose the people you ask with care and talk to them about the promises they feel able to make.
  • Ask grandparents if they would like to be involved. They are likely to be important people in your child’s life. You may like to mention friends and family who are not able to join you for the occasion or take a few moment in the ceremony to remember people close to you who have passed away.
  • Consider giving a special gift to your child. It doesn’t have to be expensive, but choose something long lasting that your child can keep and treasure in years to come.
  • Make the ceremony suit your needs and feelings; this is one of the great pleasures of a Naming Ceremony. It is a wonderful opportunity to create an occasion unique to you and your child, expressed through the choices you make.
  • If a guest at the ceremony is to deliver a reading or poem, let them help select it and give them a copy so they can practice.
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Ben Grourke
Laura Clough
David & Nicola Jacques
Kate Conrad
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Victoria Hagues
Joanne Ahern
Jo Musto
Your Complete Guide to Naming Ceremonies
Your Complete Guide to Naming Ceremonies
"You may not want a traditional christening, yet the alternative - a Naming Ceremony - acknowledges the importance of the new arrival in front of family and friends who witness. This book will guide all parents (and step-parents, and others) in search of suitable words and rituals to welcome their new baby into our human family."
Bel Mooney, Writer & Journalist

The book is available in most leading bookstores and online book sites and can also purchased in our shop