Ceremony Structure

All our Ceremonies are crafted from scratch, so yours can and will include anything you like! Each one will be bespoke and unique to you and your baby or child.  You may have more than one child named – twins, triplets, brothers and sisters – even cousins could be named at the same ceremony.

It’s also a popular way of welcoming single or multiple adopted children into a new family, or to celebrate the merging of two step-families – and a great way to announce it!

Check out The Celebrant Directory Naming Ceremony Guides as there’s lots of helpful information in their blog posts.

There’s no typical Baby Naming or Welcoming Ceremony; however, the headings below can be used as a guide to the structure of a ceremony, in collaboration of course with your own ideas and themes.  There are no rules, traditions or time limits to stick to when building your ceremony – it has to be perfect for you, and you don’t do “typical”, then that’s fine by us!

Welcome / Introduction

Reading or Song

Naming of the Child / Reasons for your choice of Name

Parents Promises for Child – Hopes, Dreams and Pledges

Chosen Adults (GodParents) Promises

Family Promises (Grandparents, other Siblings)

Poem or Song

Closing Words

Finale Celebration – Blowing Bubbles, Fingerprint Tree, Tree Planting …