What more significant event could there be than welcoming a new life into this world. Such a wonderful event deserves to be recognized and celebrated. A special way to do this is through a naming ceremony.  This ceremony brings family and friends together to formally name your child, to welcome them to the wider family, to share stories, make blessings and to pledge support for their future.  Naming ceremonies can be fun, moving and tender.  They are a moment to publicly recognize and thank people who inspire and support your parenting. 

The form of the ceremony is flexible. You may choose to include readings, prayers, songs and rituals, in line with your culture or according to your unique preferences. Siblings can be included and given a special role at the ceremony.

Above all, a naming ceremony is a memorable and fun celebration of the start of a great journey.