Naming Ceremonies

Celebrating the joy of children into your family

One of my most favorite celebrations is when a child is welcomed into a new family with a naming ceremony. Whether this is through birth or adoption, it can be a life moment we can over look to formally mark unless we look at more traditional religious events such as christenings. What I love about naming’s is that they don’t have to link to a religion, they can have whatever content you would like to welcome your child into your family.

Naming Ceremonies can take many different forms and happen at any given time. It could be a celebration which happens at the start of the child’s life (after formal registration) but can also happen when the child is older so they can participate more actively in the ceremonial aspects and might even hold childhood memories of the celebration throughout their life. It could also involve all siblings rather than individual children. I chose to name my own 3 children in this way and we had a naming ceremony for all of them when they were 7, 4 and 2.

Naming ceremonies are about taking time to celebrate your child being part of this world and showing a circle of support for the child among close family and friends. The content can be completely tailored and personalized for the family with imaginative storytelling, music and interactive elements to create a unique and memorable event.

Bespoke Naming Songs by Andy Burton

Prices from £200.00

This includes:

  • Free no obligation meeting

  • Discussions around the type of ceremony you want to create including stories about the child, parent promises, guardian roles, music, songs, stories and poems you would like to be included (I can also support you with some ideas if you’re not sure what to include)

  • Creation of the ceremony script – with up to one redraft

  • Conduct your ceremony the way you want it 

  • A copy of the ceremony script for you to keep and certification of naming event

Supplementary items can be added for an extra cost:

  • Personalised songs

  • Symbolic and ceremonial moments such as seed planting, stone painting or wish trees

  • A walk, storytelling or participation activity

  • Increased length of ceremony (over 20 minutes)

  • Additional redrafts of the ceremony script and order of service

  • A rehearsal or support in setting up the event prior to the celebration day

Travel expenses charged at 50p per mile after the first 10 miles.