The birth of a baby is a very special event and bringing up a child is one of the most important undertakings we ever have. Many parents choose to acknowledge and celebrate this and Humanist naming or welcoming ceremonies are increasingly being chosen as a secular alternative to a traditional christening.
The ceremony can be as formal or informal as desired and can be held in any venue from a castle to the parents’ own living room!
In addition to making their own pledges and promises to their child (or children), many parents also choose to ask other supporting adults to act as guide-parents.
I can advise on every aspect of the ceremony (including music, readings and symbolic gestures) and meet with the parents to plan a uniquely personal celebration to welcome and formally name their baby.
Involving the whole family is important and for many parents the ceremony becomes not just a naming or welcoming ceremony, but a family celebration day!