Naming Ceremonies - a secular Christening 

Naming Ceremonies are increasingly popular. Also referred to as Namegivings, they are a secular ceremony, and the occasion at which the parents choose to formally introduce their child to their family and circle of friends, and announce the chosen names. Some parents believe that children should make their own decision about whether to embrace a religious faith when they are old enough to understand the commitment. Often Naming Ceremonies are used when the parents come from different faiths and wish their child to have the option to choose their own faith once they are older.  A Secular Naming can bring families together, regardless of religious differences.
A Naming Ceremony marks  a very significant event in family life - the arrival of a new family member. Parents elect to have a Naming Ceremony to share the occasion with family and friends at what is usually an informal though still very important and delightful occasion.
As well as giving the child his or her name, this ceremony also incorporates godparents (mentors or sponsors) promising to take a special interest in this child.
Some children are named shortly after birth, but the first birthday is a popular time for others

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Dear Elaine,
Our naming day for our 3 girls, could not have been any more perfect. We had the best Sunday so far in November, the most professional, friendly and sincerest of celebrants to have chosen. We love the special touch of the copy  of the days events bound in an envelope. Elaine, thanks again for such a smooth and pleasant service on our special day. PERFECT!!!!
Kylie and Craig

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Hi Elaine, Thank you so much for the ceremony, many people said it was the best one they had ever attended. Regards, ..........."

 

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"Many thanks to you Elaine for the wonderful naming ceremony you put together for our son Archie.Your examples of readings and poems were very helpful and your creative ideas made the ceremony one to remember. We especially loved the bowl of wishes idea and Archie will cherish these special wishes in the years to come.Karen Orr"naming little boy little girl girl baby

Good morning Elaine,
We wanted to thankyou very much for such a lovely morning on Saturday. Everyone enjoyed themselves so much and thought the baby naming was just gorgeous. We really appreciate you naming our gorgeous Sienna Scarlett. All your words were so lovely. Thankyou very much, take care all the best to you,
Kind regards and Best wishes,
Rachael and Philip

Many thanks to you Elaine for the wonderful naming ceremony you put together for our son Archie. Your examples of readings and poems were very helpful and your creative ideas made the ceremony one to remember. We especially loved the bowl of wishes idea and Archie will cherish these special wishes in the years to come.
Karen Orr

USEFUL LINKS

 From B.D.M. - Popular Baby Names in N.S.W.

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