Namegiving Ceremonies


Naming Ceremonies are a very important part of family celebrations. They are the delightful occasion the parents or caregivers choose to introduce their child to their family and friends and at that time bestow a name upon the child.

In many cultures, a child is not recognised until it is named. Different names have different meanings and it is thought that a name can imbue an individual with some of the characteristics associated with the meaning of the name.

Naming ceremonies can celebrate a new baby’s arrival, renew an older child’s self esteem and give a sense of identity to step children and adopted children as they are welcomed into their new, or extended, family.

Naming ceremonies can also acknowledge adults who wish to change their name to one that has greater personal significance. I have collections of poems, readings and rituals that will make a naming ceremony both significant and memorable.