Naming Ceremonies

I find conducting baby naming ceremonies a complete joy - I love welcoming a new little life into their own special community or the special privilege of conducting a special ceremony for an older child.
The following is a sample naming ceremony format, generally you will need to consider three main elements of the ceremony – the readings, a symbolic ceremony and the Godparent/Guardian vows.  It is possible at all times to incorporate your own special touches. Your ceremony will be customised to suit your family.....


Y    Introduction/Welcome

Y    Reading 1

Y    Acknowledgement of Grandparents

Y    Godparents/Guardians vows

Y    Symbolic Ceremony (usually only one)

·        Candle Ceremony

·        Rose Petal Ceremony

·        Plant Ceremony (can include “wishing tree)

·        Water Ceremony

Y    Presentation of child/baby

Y    Reading 2

Y    Time Capsule (optional)

Y    Signing of Certificate

Y    Conclusion of ceremony