Baby Naming

Baby naming ceremonies have been used for centuries in a non-religious way to introduce the new baby to the friends and family of the happy parents.  These are usually relaxed, happy affairs with lots of children and noise.  This short ceremony is usually held at the beginning of the party and can be held anywhere.

 

Anyone who is likely to be an important person in the child’s life should be invited to the naming ceremony.  Grandparents, godparents, mentors or anyone who is likely to play a supportive role throughout the child's life can be considered as contributors in the ceremony.

Naming ceremonies can be very innovative and the sky is the limit in terms of who participates and symbolism used.  My role is to assist parents customize the ceremony to reflect their culture, personalities and their hopes and dreams for their new baby.  The ceremony is delivered with joy and aplomb!

What to Expect

  • Call me initially for a no obligation informal chat.  I’ll answer all your questions about naming ceremonies.

  • If you decide I am the celebrant for you, a deposit is paid and the date for the ceremony is secured.

  • We organise a meeting to discuss ceremony content and you receive some resources to help you develop your ideas.

  • We remain in contact as we shape and refine your ceremony.

  • A second meeting is held ahead of your date where we finalise the ceremony.

  • If held in a public place such as a park I would advise seeking permission from local council. 

Cost

  • Fees Euro €150 or NZ$200 in total.

  • Euro €75 or NZ $100 deposit paid to secure the date and ceremony.

  • There may be additional travelling expenses if the ceremony is held some distance from my residence.