These are a lovely alternative to a more formal and religious christening and they can be held anywhere and at any time of day. They are a perfect way to welcome a child, of any age, into a family.
These ceremonies are without restrictions on content, format or indeed style, and they are completely unique to you. You may wish to incorporate family traditions or indeed create a new one that can be handed down through future generations. You could have a sand ceremony, plant a tree or even create a time capsule with items from the year they were born.
Naming Ceremonies can be held for any child, so whether it's a new born, adopted children or even to acknowledge new siblings coming together as part of a blended family - I will create a ceremony that is bespoke to you.
No, neither a christening or a naming ceremony are legal ceremonies. They are simply a celebration to welcome a new addition to the family.
Yes you can, and the ceremony can be for natural, adopted or step children.
Yes absolutely, and a naming ceremony can be a really lovely way of celebrating an adoption, no matter the age of the child. It could be for an older child who has changed their name following an adoption.
In simple, yes. Godparents are usually nominated when a child is welcomed into a church community however their role is seen as one of support and guidance. Naming ceremonies are often chosen to remove the religious aspect and so you may choose to call them an alternative name such as guide parents or guardians instead but it’s entirely up to you.
No, there is no age limit for naming ceremonies.
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