As with the other ceremonies I create this ritual to fit your needs and honour the religious and spiritual values which are important to you.
The naming of a child from a spiritual perspective is a vital job and to formally name your son or daughter helps welcome them into the world, on this earth and articulate to family, friends and the child itself the love, care and support he or she has.
A naming, blessing or welcoming ceremony can be a combination of some or all of the below. I find out what you’d like included and then we bring everything together in the most fitting order and create a flow.
- Acknowledging absent friends / family members
- Readings / Stories
- Songs / Music / Dancing
- Welcoming the child
- Meaning of the names
- Naming of the child
- Blessing the child
- Parents’ vows / promises / commitments
- Supporting Adults/Godparents Vows
- Grandparents’ roles
- Inclusion of siblings and / or other children present
- Presentation of gifts to the child
- Hopes for the future
Ideally, given the reality of babies in ceremonies, the naming will be about 20 minutes long.
Fees: $3000 for the ceremony