The birth of a new baby is a time of joy and celebration, and most parents want to share that joy with family and friends.

feet However many parents these days feel that they do not want a traditional church christening, either because they do not hold any religious beliefs themselves, or because they may want their child to be able to choose their own beliefs as they get older

A baby naming ceremony offers a beautiful alternative, giving you a chance to openly welcome your child and affirm your love and commitment to them surrounded by a loving circle of family and friends.

If you have older children, you may like to include them in the ceremony as well. If they are old enough they may like to read a poem, sing a song or play an instrument.

If they are too young to actually participate in the ceremony itself, then it may be that you simply add a few extra words to welcome the older child as a “big brother or sister”, and reaffirm your love and commitment to your older child/children at the same time.

You could also use the occasion to welcome older children from previous relationships or adopted children into the family.

namingCelebrant Regency Ministries will help you plan your special service. It can take place on any day of the week, at any time of day to suit your preference. Your choice of venue is again entirely down to you.

Many people choose to hold the ceremony in their own home or garden, whilst others will hire a hall, hotel or choose a much more unusual location.

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 within the legal time span.

Should you choose Celebrant Regency Ministries I will arrange a meeting (one or two) with the family, writing and planning the ceremony in accordance with your wishes. Preparing the ceremony of which a draft will be sent for approval in advance, and conducting the ceremony on the day.

Making it a truly one of Life’s Remarkable Moments.