Celebrant West Midlands

Naming Ceremonies Celebrant

Every Naming ceremony is unique and offers the flexibility to meet the individual needs and wishes of the family and can be seen as an alternative to a traditional christening.

We welcome the child (or adult) into the family and circle of friends and recognise and celebrate their arrival. Any person can arrange a naming ceremony, irrespective of spiritual, religious, or cultural backgrounds.

Together we will create a very beautiful, special ceremony for your loved one using either a selection of your own words, poems, and readings or from other sources.

My West Midlands Naming Celebrant services currently cover the following areas, but are not limited to:

Birmingham and Surrounding areas; Bilston, Bromsgrove, Cheltenham, Coseley, Cradley, Dudley, Gloucester, Hagley, Halesowen, Kidderminster, Kingswinford, Lichfield, Madley, Malvern, Quarry Bank, Redditch, Ross-on-Wye, Rowley Regis, Sedgley, Stafford, Stourbridge, Sutton Coldfield, Tamworth, Telford, Tipton, Walsall, Wednesbury, Wednesfield, West Bromwich, West Midlands, Worcester, Wolverhampton and Wombourne.

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Naming Ceremonies

Reading ~ Extract from the Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

I am your parent

You are my child…

I am your quiet place

You are my wild…

I am your calm face

You are my giggle…

I am your wait

You are my wiggle…

I am your dinner

You are my chocolate cake…

I am your bedtime

You are my wide awake…

I am your lullaby

You are my peek-a-boo…

I am your goodnight kiss

You are my ‘I love you’…

Celebrant West Midlands

What Happens?

There are many ways to make your child’s Naming Ceremony a personal and unique event for all those involved. You can hold your Naming Ceremony at any suitable venue. The venue does not have to be licensed in any way, nor does it have to be local to you. You might want to hold it at home, Naming Ceremonies can be held outside but there will need to be an inside room available in case of bad weather.

A Naming Ceremony is an ideal way of celebrating the birth of a new baby or to welcome a child into the family. Many couples feel that it is appropriate to have a special occasion to celebrate the birth of a baby that can be shared with their family and friends. They can also be used to celebrate adoptive children and step children becoming part of a new family.

The event is a dignified and formal way to:

  • Welcome the child into the family.
  • Announce the names that have been chosen for the child.
  • Make promises and commitments to nurture and support the child through to its adult life.
  • Choose other adults and family members who are prepared to promise a special supportive relationship to the child.
  • Give and receive gifts.
  • Have a celebration party!
Contact Details

To get in touch, please telephone or email using the details below. I am available most days until late.

Alternatively you can send a message by using this contact form. I look forward to hearing from you.

Jan Holden Celebrant
8 Hagley Road
West Midlands

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