Congratulations you’ve grown a tiny human! Epic news!
This really is cause for a celebration and a celebrant naming day offers a beautiful non-religious alternative to a christening.
They say it takes a village to raise child so why not throw a celebration to thank your village for all that they have done for you during this life changing time. Celebrate the arrival of your child into the family, and the joys that this arrival brings by asking for their continual support throughout your little one’s life.
Every child is a blessing regardless of how they joined your family, be it biological, adoption, surrogacy, donor, or the merging of stepfamilies. All are life altering and are a cause for massive celebration.
Every naming ceremony is unique and personalised to the individual child. There is no pattern or script to be followed allowing the ceremony to flow how you would like it to, and they can be held at any time and in any location.
You might choose to include readings or poems and incorporate siblings in the welcoming, or even have a rousing sing song.
Perhaps you want a double naming ceremony to include an older sibling, no problem, double the celebration!
You may also wish to nominate non-religious godparents, friends or family members, who you would like to play a guiding role in your child’s life. This is the perfect place for them to publicly declare their promises to your child, and for you to choose a suitable name for them for this new role. Life mentors, guide parents, supporting adults or even odd parents the choice really is yours.
Other ideas you may choose to include:
- Guide parents sand ceremony
- Fingerprint tree
- Buddhist flags
- Guest message book
Although this is a formal baby naming ceremony, it holds no legal status and your baby’s birth must still be registered at a local registry office during the legal time span.