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Naming ceremony

A naming ceremony offers couples the chance to welcome new additions to their family, or to recognise the joining of two families together.

Your naming ceremony will be a bespoke celebration that allows you to mark an important milestone in family life. The ceremony can be individually tailored to enable you to create a special occasion, but without any religious connotations.

The ceremony includes the opportunity for parents to make promises to their child/ren and pledges to each other. You may ask close friends or family, who will be involved in the life of the child/ren, to act as supporting adults and make promises to that effect. The position of the child/ren’s grandparents is also re-enforced and they may also make promises to the family. The ceremony can be further enhanced by the addition of poems or readings.

At the end of the ceremony you and your supporting adults will be asked to sign a record of the ceremony and you will be presented with a commemorative certificate. It should be noted that a naming ceremony has no legal status. The certificate issued is purely celebratory and cannot be used for any legal purpose.

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