If, like a growing number of parents, you would like to celebrate the birth of your child but have decided against a christening, alternatives such as a naming ceremony or simple ‘naming day’ are becoming increasingly popular. To find out more call me today on 0420 649 605 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise your special day. Naming ceremonies non-religious ceremonies.
It’s entirely up to you as to how you would like the ceremony to be organised but they usually last about 20 minutes. You can lead the ceremony yourself or, as a Celebrant, I can help you to prepare the ceremony and lead it on the day. During the ceremony, parents state their love and commitment to their child and declare hopes for their future. You can choose to read poetry or a favourite piece of prose, with music playing in the background.
Rather than godparents, whose traditional role is to help guide the child in a Christian life, ‘supporting adults’ or ‘mentors’ (who may be friends or family), just need to say that they will be there for the child as he or she grows up and throughout their life in whatever way is needed.
My commitment to you and your child is to deliver your naming ceremony in a warm, relaxed and sincere manner.