A Naming Ceremony can take any format that you choose.
It may be simple welcome to our world, a formal naming of your child,
or a blessing for the baby and your family. It is a bespoke ceremony to officially welcome your new baby that is crafted with your beliefs, values and desires of your family.
Naming/blessing Ceremonies have become popular over the years and some opt for naming ceremonies, over traditional christenings for newborns. A naming ceremony can be used as well for blending of families or an adult changing their name. Your ceremony will be crafted to reflect what the family want. You many or may not have religion in your ceremony, it may include readings, blessings and/or presenting a naming certificate.
Let's welcome your baby into your world with family and friends. Your naming ceremony will recognise your newest addition to the family and acknowledge the important members in your child's life. After months of waiting your little one has burst into the world. Your wee bundle of joy, 40 weeks of pondering and growing excitement, then the day is here. Adjusting to the routine of a newborn and trying to blend this wee human into your life is a busy time. Grandparents, siblings, godparents, friends and family can officailly welcome your child. A Name giving ceremony recognises the importance of your child into your life. Often an acknowledgement is made by those attending the naming; to show support the little one as they grow and journey through life.
For older brothers and sisters it can reaffirm their place and importance in the family. With many beliefs and cultures in our community now some don't have a practicing religion but want a ceremony where you can make a promise and commitments to your child or children. Now days with families spread across the globe and work commitments we don't always have the support our Grandparents had. A naming is a wonderful opportunity to welcome important people in your child’s life. There is nothing nicer than giving well wishes and pledging support to a child and their family.
We can include any religion or spiritual beliefs that resonate with you and create a bespoke ceremony that recognises your baby.
You can have a ceremony any time of day and it can be at any time. You don't have to wait for a a birthday or other significant event. If your little one is small it is important to try and have the ceremony for when they are awake and alert. Often 11am ceremonies are popular with little ones then everyone can enjoy a lunch together, and baby can have a chance to settle and sleep in the afternoon. There are many different readings and song lyrics you may wish to have included. it is lovely to have godparents/grandparents or significant others say a few words or read for your wee one. There are so many options.
They can take around about 20 to 30 minutes depending on the content you would like. The great thing is you can do what you like. There are no rules. Please contact me for an obligation free chat and how we can best celebrate your child. I am full of good ideas to welcome your little one! For pricing and more information go here
Celebrating love and life with Jade Kyles Timaru Celebrant.
Special thanks for the photos of the gorgeous Toby and Marcus Brown.