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.