Naming Ceremonies

This is  an occasion when a new birth is celebrated. Family and friends are included in this important family occasion, the formal welcoming of your child into your family and the community. I formally name your child before family, friends, grandparents and chosen guardians, all of whom will influence and mentor your child throughout their growing years.

The Name giving is a non-religious alternative to a christening service allowing the child to be ceremonially named and welcomed into a family group, at the same time naming one or two adults who promise to take over the responsibility for the child should anything happen to the natural parents. This service allows family and friends to celebrate the birth, while leaving the choice with the child to which religious baptism he or she would prefer, if choosing when older.

Children are a wonderful gift and I share with you this reading

Our Precious Gift
"When you came into our lives,
 you were a bonny blue eyed girl.
You charmed us with your smile,
and gave us tremendous joy.
Our special, precious gift,
you are our little treasure.
Such a joy to the heart,
you give us the greatest pleasure.
Throughout the coming years,
we will be there by your side.
United as a family,
we say your name with pride"

"Now join your hands and with your hands your hearts" by William Shakespeare



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