A welcome to your child, just for you

How can you mark the arrival of a new baby, or an adopted child joining your family, if you don’t have religious beliefs, and don’t want a traditional church christening?

We think the best way is to hold a Naming ceremony, with close friends and family, wherever you would like it to be – your house, garden, village hall, sports club.

It’s the perfect opportunity to welcome your son or daughter into the world, into your family and local community and to thank all those who have supported you in the wonderful if sometimes challenging task of becoming a new family.

How we Celebrate

I will help you plan the event, chose music, poems or readings, and think about the kind of promises you would like to make. We will tell your child’s story: how (s)he came into the world, what (s)he is like as a small person, and what are your hopes and dreams for the future. You will probably have chosen some other adults who will make a formal commitment to have an important presence in your child’s life too.

I often end a Naming ceremony with everyone standing up to name the child together, and raising a glass. And then there is usually cake (not baked by me!)

Naming ceremonies are always joyful, sometimes lively and noisy with lots of little ones around, created with love and with meaning just for you.

Does this sound like the kind of ceremony you are looking for?

If so, please get in touch, by phone or email, to start the conversation.

The Process

If you are happy to proceed, we’ll meet, I’ll take your deposit to book the date, send you some forms to complete, and I’ll start working on the script for your ceremony.

And there are likely to be more phone calls and emails along the way to produce the perfect naming ceremony to welcome your son or daughter into the world.

On the day itself, we’ll have a relaxed informal event that everyone can enjoy – from Grannies to toddlers.

And when it is all over, I’ll send you a presentation copy of the ceremony as a keepsake.