Naming & Welcoming Ceremonies

If you’re looking for an alternative to a traditional christening, then this is the one for you. A ceremony to celebrate the name given to a baby or child, created just for your family with very personal touches.

Naming ceremonies are not just for babies and children – adults can have one too! Maybe you have changed your name, reverted to a maiden name or even changed gender and wish to be re-named with a beautiful ceremony to celebrate your new identity.

There are some amazing things that can be included in the ceremony to make it totally unique, memorable and very special.

When my children were babies I had two options. A traditional church christening or nothing. How times have changed. Now there are so many different options to choose from as religion and belief has moved on.

A celebrant naming ceremony is a joyful thing. An opportunity to name your child in a way that incorporates your family and friends. After all, this little person is going to be a part of that. We don’t cast out sin or promise to bring your child up as the church would like. We don’t follow a set of words that have no resonance or bearing to you. What we do is this….celebrate and give thanks for your child. Laugh, feel the joy and promise to love them. Godparents become supporting adults. And you get to share the naming of, and the importance of, that child in your lives.

But, it doesn’t stop there. A naming ceremony doesn’t have to be just about a baby. Perhaps you’ve adopted a child, of any age, and want to celebrate that. Maybe you’ve merged your families when you got together or got married and want to celebrate a change of name. Maybe you’ve changed your gender or identity and want to make a statement about that.

This is the wonder of celebrancy. Every ceremony is different, crafted entirely for you and the people that matter. Saying all the things that are important and including all the people that are important.

We take the time to get to know each other so that I can write a ceremony that reflects you and your family. We don’t need a legal licence so we can celebrate anywhere you like and whenever you like. Everybody deserves to be celebrated in the right way for them and every new person, in whatever guise they take, is a cause for celebration, love and joy.

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