What is a naming ceremony?

A naming ceremony is a humanist,non-religious celebration of the arrival of a new child, introducing the new arrival to family and friends.

Naming ceremonies can be held for a baby, for the arrival of an adopted child or the uniting of step children into a family. Name changing ceremonies may also be held for adults who have decided to change their name.

During the ceremony poems, may be read and personalized readings given.

Often a symbolic gesture is also made such as the lighting of a candle, planting of a tree etc. In addition, certificates are presented to parents and other special people as a record of the occasion.

While the naming ceremony does not have any legal or religious status they are a wonderful way to welcome your child.



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