Naming

The naming ceremony is an occasion when a new birth is celebrated and a child welcomed into the world. Family relationships are deepened and the parents become more fully aware of their responsibilities. So, of course, do the godparents, guideparents, mentors and grandparents.

The naming ceremony also has a community dimension represented by the wider circle of family and friends. It is an excellent occasion for the cultural expression of joy, hope and acceptance.

Some religious people choose the non-religious naming service to celebrate the birth of their child. Some Christians, for example, do not believe in infant baptism and so choose this cultural celebration; they leave the child free to choose or not to choose baptism in the late teens. In fact naming ceremonies are often performed on this principle.

The naming ceremony also responds to the cultural and community need to welcome a child into the family and the world, to remind all concerned of the great responsibility involved in bringing up a child, and to recognise and appoint those who will have an important role in the child’s development.

The naming ceremony provides an opportunity to present the newest family member before family and friends.

Although naming ceremonies are usually performed for children, adults may also choose to have a ceremony. The reasons vary – perhaps no ceremony of formal welcome ever occurred in childhood. A ceremony may also be chosen to signify a change of name for an adult. As each family is different, the naming ceremony is individually tailored to suit the particular circumstances.

The total cost for a Naming Ceremony , including 10 Commemorative Certificates, plus a hand -bound copy of the ceremony is $300

I am located near Leeton NSW and am willing to travel to other areas but we must discuss the extra charge to cover my travel costs

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