Naming Ceremonies

“Parents will spend a fair amount of time thinking about a name for their child and rightly so, as it is something that the little person is going to have to live with for the rest of their life”.

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What’s in a name? Quite a lot actually!

Parents will spend a fair amount of time thinking about a name for their child and rightly so, as it is something that the little person is going to have to live with for the rest of their life!

While some people may know from the moment of conception what they are going to call their baby, they can often find themselves changing their minds when the little one bursts into the world.

 

Child in field with sunset

“Whatever the name, there is no doubt it is significant which is why celebrating the naming of a child is so important”.

Mother looking a toddler

This is because names hold meanings, whether they be historically derived from ancient languages or closer to home when a child is named after someone in the family. In the case of naming after a family member, the name will often carry symbolic meaning about the sort of person the parents are hoping their baby might become. The name which is passed on carries with it feelings and thoughts about that person and their character traits. Whatever the name, there is no doubt it is significant which is why celebrating the naming of a child is so important.

In a naming ceremony, the child is set apart as their own independent being before being welcomed into the arms of the immediate family as well as the wider family of grandparents, aunts, uncles and then to friends and ultimately the wider community.  A ceremony to mark this is a very important part of the child’s life – it is where family members and friends come together to pledge their commitment to the child, to help and support them as they grow. They make promises to the parents and commit to being part of the child’s life, offering support to the parents so that the child can grow up feeling a sense of community and assurance all around them.

Although naming ceremonies often mark the arrival of a new member of the family – whether biologically born or recently adopted – a naming ceremony can also be held to mark the start of new life with a new name for a non-binary or transgender person, adding further importance and meaning to what is already a very significant moment.

Fees

Wedding and Naming ceremonies are unique to each client and therefore the price will also reflect this – all wedding and naming ceremonies begin at £550 and may vary depending on the elements you would like to include in your bespoke celebration. Please contact me to discuss your requirements further or with any questions you might have…