Naming ceremony

Naming ceremonies have been a part of family and community life for centuries. Almost every culture has a ceremony or a ritual designed to celebrate or mark the occasion of birth, adolescence or adulthood.

A naming ceremony is a wonderful occasion to bring together family and friends and the larger community to acknowledge a rite of passage, a transition – a changing from one state or another or a new beginning.

How it works

There are no rules for naming ceremonies – there is no right or wrong way to conduct a naming ceremony. You may wish to include stories, poetry, readings, music or tree planting.

It may be a short ceremony or one that starts in the morning and goes on throughout the day. It may involve everyone who is present or just a select few.

I can provide suggestions for readings and have some books that may be useful in guiding you with ideas.


Certificates for the child, parents and also for godparents, grandparents, mentors or other significant family members in the ceremony are given at the time as a keepsake to commemorate the occasion.

Cost: $300 – this includes the cost of up to 6 certificates.

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