A naming ceremony
 
A naming ceremony is very much a wonderful celebration of welcoming and introducing a new arrival into your family and community.
 
 
 
 

Baby Naming

 
A Baby Naming or Name Giving Ceremony is a civil ceremony when the birth of a child is acknowledged and celebrated. Although a baby naming ceremony has no legal standing, a naming ceremony is not a baptism or christening it is a wonderful way of welcoming a child into the family fold.
 
 
 
Baby — Ceremonies in Cairns, QLD
 
 
 
 
 
Naming Ceremonies are an important part of family celebrations
 
 
Our name is very important, it makes us unique and it gives us our identity. Naming ceremonies are delightful occasions where parents, who hold no particular religious beliefs, choose to have a Name Giving Ceremony for their child. This is also an opportunity to acknowledge, involve and thank the people who are important in the life of a person or couple.
 
 
 
These are people who may have assisted and encouraged the parents and/or who have a special place in the life of the child. The age of the child or the person being named is not important, and adults can also be named.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The naming ceremony is an excellent occasion for the cultural expression of joy, hope and acceptance.
 
 
Many Christians do not believe in infant baptism, so choose this cultural celebration and leave the child free to choose or not to choose baptism later in their lives. We can introduce special friends, Godparents, Mentors or Supporting Adults into their lives in a ceremony style that suits you. I can help you with plenty of ideas and inspiration to make your naming day one you’ll always remember. You can involve as many family members and friends as you like.
 
 
 
Parents, siblings, grandparents, godparents, aunties, uncles and friends, can all have a role to play in the honouring of a child. Parents and godparents may choose to say vows, family members may take part by performing a reading or poem, siblings and friends can take part in a ritual such as a sand ceremony, butterfly release, sealing of a time capsule, balloons or bubbles, flower exchanges, water blessings, the lighting of candles, the planting of a tree or the creation of a memory box.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Baby or child naming ceremonies can be relaxed or formal, large scale or intimate affairs and held at any number of venues, either indoors or out.
 
 
It is lovely to hold the Ceremony outside, especially on a beautiful sunny day but if you want the ceremony to be held in the Garden, there must also be a suitable room inside – a contingency plan – to hold the ceremony comfortably, if bad weather prevails and prevents this happening.
 
 
 
A personalised naming certificate will be presented to the parents or child. It would be an honour to help design a ceremony with love and meaning for the new arrival in your family.