Hampshire's Celebrants Naming Ceremonies

Naming Ceremonies

For many families, a formal religious Christening is not appropriate but you may wish to welcome, celebrate the arrival and formally name your new child in front of family and friends.

Together we can create a bespoke ceremony that will reflect you and your new child.

As two existing families blend into marriage, you may wish to celebrate the joining of new parents and siblings by holding a naming ceremony to bring the families together. The addition of a sand blending ceremony or similar is a beautiful and visual way to demonstrate two families becoming one.

Naming  ceremony can include for example:

  • A relevant reading or poem whether religious or not.
  • Information about your child and what his or her arrival means to you as the parent/s
  • Words about the importance and responsibility of parenting
  • Parental promises to the child
  • Introduction to members of your wider family
  • Appointment of nominated mentor parent and their promises to the child
  • Announcement of full baby name and reasons for the choice of name
  • The naming itself in whatever format you choose
  • Concluding words
  • Toast to the health of the child
  • Sand ceremony

This is just an example. The choice is yours.

Together we will:

  • Meet to discuss your wishes for the ceremony
  • Draft the ceremony wording to your unique specification
  • Hold the ceremony at your chosen location

I will provide a personal Naming Certificate to commemorate this special occasion.

Feel free to contact me on the form below to discuss your plans and how I might help.

Hampshire's Celebrants - Linda Cannon
Hampshire's Celebrants - Linda Cannon4 months ago
Don't forget that 29th February is a date when its traditional for ladies to have the 'right' to propose to their man. I did it for fun in 2000 and was married 18 months later.

Women Propose to Their Men
According to an old Irish legend, or possibly history, St Brigid struck a deal with St Patrick to allow women to propose to men – and not just the other way around – every four years.
This is believed to have been introduced to balance the traditional roles of men and women in a similar way to how leap day balances the calendar.

If you are planning a proposal why not consider a bespoke Celebrant led wedding as part of those plans. Give me a call or send me a message to allow me to be part of your special day!
Hampshire's Celebrants - Linda Cannon
Hampshire's Celebrants - Linda Cannon4 months ago
Fridays ceremony took place in the beautiful cemetery chapel followed by a burial. Long serving military man. Guard of honour for the hearse and a bagpiper to play him into the chapel. Some beautiful family memories through the ages and some amusing military stories. A beautiful grandfather poem read by a very proud and very young grand daughter. Time to stand down. Duty is done.

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