A naming ceremony is one which is used usually when the parents would like to acknowledge and celebrate a child's birth, but who don't want a religious ceremony.
Having a new baby is an exciting time and a naming ceremony is a lovely way of welcoming a new life into the world.
This ceremony could perhaps incorporate this very special little person's brothers and sisters, with poetry read by, or made up by them.
The ceremony can be conducted in your home, garden, or perhaps a favourite park setting.
This ceremony expresses your love for your new child, and your hopes and dreams for your child's future. The ceremony may also incorporate the appointment of your child's godparents and/or guardians.
At the completion of the ceremony you will be presented with a Baby Naming Certificate and beautifully presented copies of the ceremony for you and your family, as a memento of this special day.
A new baby is like the beginning of all things - wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.
Edna J. Le Shan