Naming Ceremonies

When our little bundle of joy arrives, we cannot wait to show them off in Lion King style to the world. Thankfully, we are no longer tied to christenings as the only way of doing this. Naming ceremonies offer a more modern, creative and fun approach to officially welcoming children into your family. As well as the official naming of your child, these ceremonies are a beautiful way of sharing the dreams and wishes you have for your child’s future.

Naming ceremonies provide the perfect occasion for you to declare your personalised promises to your little one and to celebrate people close to you that you have chosen to support your child through their lives. After all, we all need that one auntie Sharon or uncle Mike who isn’t really a relative but that is there for you in tough times. These are the modern times we live in and what better way to commemorate their bond with your child than by asking them to be guideparents or mentors?

These ceremonies are also an amazing way of welcoming adopted children or step-children and can really help to solidify the bond between two families that are coming together.

Naming ceremonies are so versatile and can be wherever and whenever you like. I will create a completely unique ceremony for you that is personalised and brings your family and friends together, centred around their love and commitment to your child. I can also include any symbolic element, such a fun sand ceremony, time capsule or the planting of a tree. There are so many to choose from and they can all be adapted to suit your needs and wishes.

Prices start from £350.

As you can see, naming ceremonies provide so many possibilities for you to have your ceremony tailor made to suit your needs and wishes. Therefore, packages can be altered in line with your specific requests. However, below is an idea of the service you will receive:

  • Initial face to face meeting to discuss your wishes for your special day.
  • Regular communication.
  • Support with choosing poetry, readings, songs (if required).
  • A unique, tailor-made ceremony script.
  • Up to 3 revisions of your script.
  • Coordination of parents, grandparents, guide-parents and all those involved in the ceremony.
  • Full coordination with the venue to ensure everything runs smoothly.
  • Inclusion of one symbolic action.
  • Printed copies of the promises to be made by parents and guide-parents.
  • A souvenir ceremony script for you to keep.

*Travel is included up to 25 miles from my base address in Warrington. I charge 50 pence per mile outside of this area. Accommodation may be required due to distance, but cost would be agreed at initial meeting. Rehearsal and additional meetings are available at an extra cost of £12 per hour plus mileage. Extra charge may be incurred if you would like me to purchase materials for a symbolic action, which you can then keep.*