Naming Ceremonies

Would you like to celebrate the birth of your child in a memorable and meaningful way?

There is nothing more beautiful than bringing a child into the world and there is something very special about holding a naming ceremony to welcome a newborn into your family. 

As a mother of three birth children and foster mum of two daughters, I believe that every child deserves a special welcome and a naming ceremony is a fabulous way to celebrate and welcome a young life. I am naturally a very maternal person and love children, so naming ceremonies have a special place in my heart.

A baby naming ceremony is the modern day alternative to a christening. A naming ceremony is a tailored, bespoke ceremony that can be held pretty much anywhere and can include music, poetry, readings, symbolic rituals and promises to your child. The ceremony can include the personal commitments or 'declarations of intent' of the parents and other people to the child, such as guide parents, aunties or grandparents. Baby naming ceremonies are often held after a child has been legally named at a local registry office or as they reach a milestone birthday, or just whenever feels right for a family.

A naming ceremony can also be used to welcome an adopted child into a family or to formally announce the renaming of a transgender person.

As your naming celebrant I will:

  • Meet with you to find out more about your child and what you would like to include in your naming ceremony
  • Offer ideas and suggestions for the ceremony including format, readings, poetry, symbolic rituals and any fun elements, such as blowing bubbles or having a naming tree
  • Collaborate with other people who may also be involved in the ceremony, such as guide parents
  • Create a beautiful ceremony script (which you can keep!)
  • Hold the naming ceremony at your chosen location
  • Provide a commemorative naming certificate, which can be signed on the day

Areas covered

I am an independent naming celebrant based in East Sussex. I cover most areas in the South East and beyond. For naming ceremonies outside of this area, please contact me for an individual quote.

Naming Celebrancy Fees

My fee is £240 for naming ceremonies within a 30 mile radius of Eastbourne, East Sussex. A deposit of £100 is required to secure your date and book me as your naming celebrant. The balance is due within 28 days of your ceremony date.

Please contact me for a quote if your ceremony is outside of this area.

My naming ceremony service is the perfect way to name your child in a thoughtful, meaningful and memorable way. So, if you're looking for a baby naming celebrant for your special occasion, please get in touch!