Congratulations on preparing to celebrate your child
with a special occasion.
A "Naming Ceremony" is a celebration with family and
friends, when you and the supporting adults chosen, affirm a commitment
to your child, in front of those who mean the most to you. Supporting
adults, guardians, mentors, sponsors, which ever term you choose, is a
role, which is an honour to those chosen. For your child, it is a bond
with an adult who will take a special interest in their development and
A naming ceremony can contain a prayer, spoken or
shared, or the ceremony can be non-religious. Either way, this ceremony
will in no way inhibit your child from choosing their own path or
beliefs as they become adults. The ceremony does however, encourage, an
appreciation of family, a respect for others and a delight in nature.
Most of all it celebrates the family "community" in which you formally
share your child's, FIRST Rite of Passage.
"I have seen a mother at a cot, so I know what love
is; I have looked into the eyes of a child, so I know what faith is; I
have seen a rainbow so I know what beauty is…"