Celebrating your child with family and friends.

Gail McGuckin - Sydney Celebrant

Naming Ceremony

Welcoming a child into your world is a celebration of life!

A naming ceremony is a wonderful way to celebrate the birth of a new baby or to welcome an adopted child or step-children into your family and wider community. Many families choose to hold a naming ceremony to celebrate their child’s arrival.

Your ceremony will be totally personalised to you and your child, announcing to the world that you are officially naming and welcoming them into your family.

I will write your ceremony, telling the story of your child and their special role in your family. You will share your hopes and dreams for your child, and may choose to include the significance of their name and why you chose it.

You will have the option to include readings and music in the service, further adding a personal meaning to the ceremony.

The music you select could be sung by your family and friends as part of the naming ceremony, or it could be playing in the background throughout the day. You may even choose to have a certain song as an official part of the naming part of the ceremony; the congregation could sing an important song to formalise the naming of the child.

Whatever you choose, it is important to remember that this is your time and space to design a ceremony that is personal and bursting with meaning and symbolic moments.

Capturing the feeling and tone you desire is one of my special skills and I enjoy creating a naming ceremony that suits you,
your baby and your family perfectly.
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