Naming Ceremony Celebrant

Baby Naming Ceremony

Baby Naming Ceremony Brisbane

Welcoming the newest member of your family, and introducing them to those nearest and dearest creates a very special memory for all.

Naming ceremonies are a beautiful alternative to a religious christening. They can be lighthearted and fun or more traditional. As with every ceremony, I aim to make the day as personal and unique to you as possible.

This ceremony is the perfect way to recognise and appoint mentors or sponsors - people who will play a significant role in the life of your child.

"Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!"

Dr Suess
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Naming Ceremony FAQs

Is the ceremony only for babies or can older children be involved?
We can involve children of any age. Some parents like to have all their children involved and usually choose separate sponsors for each child. A candle decorated with the individual child’s name is a nice way to provide a lasting memento of the occasion.
What does a naming ceremony involve?
A naming ceremony usually involves introducing the new family member and formally announcing their name (If the name has a historical or family reason it is all the more appropriate), we can also explain the meaning of the name and why it was chosen. The introduction of key family members such as grandparents etc. and then the naming of the child’s ‘life’ sponsors. There is often a nice reading, maybe some appropriate music or songs and then a presentation of a lit candle by the sponsors to the parents and child, followed by a certificate to mark the occasion.
Can we do it as a surprise?
Yes of course, we will work out a time frame, and at the appropriate moment I will step forward introduce myself and invite everyone present to gather ready to begin.
How long does the naming ceremony take?
For one child it usually takes about 15 – 20 minutes.