Baby naming or namegiving ceremonies are conducted by your celebrant and are similar to a christening without the religious element to the day. They can be held when the baby is several months old or celebrated as a part of a milestone birthday. As the ceremony can be held at any age they aren't limited to babies.
Celebrating your child's name focusses on the safe birth of a child, acknowledges family connection and welcomes them into the wider community.
Your celebrant will meet with you to give you options for inclusion into the ceremony such as a candle lighting, gift giving, allocating Godparents or guardians, and respecting grandparents. There are many different symbols you can incorporate into the ceremony.
Usually, your celebrant will give you a choice of certificates to be presented to the child. Certificates can also be presented to the Godparents, Siblings and Grandparents. Our Association provides different certificates for use by your celebrant, so please just ask them about this.
Fees do vary depending on the length of ceremony required and when/where it is to be conducted and symbolic materials.