Civil Celebrant West Midlands

Naming Ceremonies

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.

The purpose is to recognise and celebrate the arrival of a child and welcome him or her in the family and circle of friends. Any parent can arrange a naming ceremony, whether they are married or not and irrespective of spiritual, religious or cultural backgrounds.

Together we will create a very special ceremony for your child using either a selection of your own words, poems and readings or from other sources. During the ceremony a special commemorative certificate is signed and presented.

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

Birmingham; Bromsgrove; Dudley; Edgbaston; Hagley; Halesowen; Harbourne; Kidderminster; Kingswinford; Stourbridge; Walsall; West Bromwich; Wolverhampton and Wombourne.

Civil Celebrant West Midlands

What Happens?

There are many ways to make your child’s ceremony a personal and unique event for all those involved. You can hold your 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, 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!