Naming Day Ceremonies

A naming day ceremony is a special day which celebrates the arrival of a new baby and welcomes them into the family and wider community. It is an alternative to religious ceremonies, such as Christenings and Baptisms, that allows a couple to share the joy of their new arrival with family and friends. It is also an opportunity for parents to formally acknowledge guardians, grandparents and other people who play an important role in the child’s life.

A naming day is a joyous occasion which celebrates the special bond that exists between parents and children. A great naming day ceremony should reflect the personal or spiritual beliefs of the parents and, therefore, be engaging and meaningful for guests. As your Celebrant, I will get to know your family and work closely with you to design a naming day ceremony that is a true reflection of your family values.

 What’s Involved with a Naming Day Ceremony?

There are no legal requirements associated with a naming day and every family will have their own preferences on what sort of ceremony they would like to create. Some couples like to include cultural or spiritual traditions whilst others opt for a light-hearted approach. There are a variety of traditions that can be included to enrich a naming day ceremony such as the lighting of candles, scattering of rose petals or the creation of a wish book or time capsule. Many families also choose to include other children or extended family members in the ceremony by having them recite blessings or poems.

As your Celebrant, I can offer guidance on traditional formats, poems and readings as well as work with you to ensure your naming day ceremony is personalised to reflect your own perspectives, beliefs and values.

Following the ceremony, you will be presented with a naming certificate that is signed by parents as well as the child’s nominated guardians.

Where is a Naming Day Ceremony Usually Held?

A naming day ceremony is often held in a family home or garden but can also be held at other locations of special significance to the family. Based in Minnamurra, I offer Civil Celebrant services across Kiama, Wollongong, Shellharbour, Sydney and right throughout the Illawarra and Southern Highlands regions.

Contact me to discuss your baby’s personalised naming day ceremony today

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Have the ceremony you want, share it with everyone

Book your ceremony by 1st November 2019 and have the ceremony live streamed to your closest friends who are unable to attend.

You will also get a digital copy of the recording within 24 hrs.

*Subject to availability

$0
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Have the ceremony you want, share it with everyone

Book your ceremony by 1st November 2019 and have the ceremony live streamed to your closest friends who are unable to attend.

You will also get a digital copy of the recording within 24 hrs.

*Subject to availability

$0
of value, FREE
BOOK NOW