A Naming Ceremony gives you a personalised and meaningful opportunity to celebrate as you welcome your new addition to the family. a naming day is usually a non-religious alternative to a formal Christening and is a way to officially name your child in front of your loved ones.
During the ceremony, the parents will usually state their commitment to their child and nominate key people to play a significant role in the child's life as they grow. It is also a time to thank their family and friends and announce their hopes for the child’s life.
This is what makes them so popular: they are a truly unique way to share your dreams and aspirations for your child’s future.
A naming ceremony is also the perfect way to celebrate an adoption or to recognise the coming together of two families.
Welcoming a child or young adult into a new family is a wonderful milestone, in not only their life but also that of their new parents. Adoption or becoming a step-parent is a conscious and intentional choice, often one that is a lengthy and sometimes difficult process.
This journey should be recognised, and a ceremony offers a powerful way to say we are all here together.
There are lots of reason's why some adults choose a re-naming ceremony to celebrate a new beginning. It might be about re-defining yourself following a divorce or to recognise a new you for somebody who has overcome addiction or abuse.
For those that have transitioned or who are in the process of transitioning from one gender to another, taking a new identity is a courageous pursuit of self-discovery and self-acceptance. A naming ceremony can be an empowering way for individuals to embrace their authentic selves and live in alignment with their true gender identity.
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