Naming Ceremonies

Bringing a new life into a family has to be worth celebrating.

Naming Ceremonies Oxfordshire

Bringing a new life into a family is a unique time to celebrate. But maybe you don’t want the traditional church christening – it’s just not you, the whole religious part?

Let’s work together to plan your perfect Naming Ceremony. The venue can be absolutely anywhere – at home, in a lovely village hall, in a park (with the necessary permissions), anywhere you choose.

I can suggest music and readings and help you to write your promises to your child and to put into words your hopes for their future.

You might want to involve other adults – guide parents, oddparents, mentors – those people you trust with the awesome job of helping you to raise your child.

Formal or informal, relaxed or chaotic, a ceremony that becomes the central focus for the family and friends gathering to welcome this new life.

Every ceremony is unique and personal, created for you to celebrate such a special gift.

Naming ceremonies can be held at whatever age – maybe to coincide with a first birthday. Or let’s call it a Welcoming Ceremony that could be held when an adopted child joins a family. Or a Blending Ceremony for families joining as one.

Because families are worth celebrating

The Process and the Fees

Initial meeting

I will have a meeting with you (typically lasting about an hour) to explain the process of using a celebrant, a chance for you to ask any initial questions. Following this meeting, you will hopefully complete my booking form.

Ongoing Contact

From this point and throughout the process I am available by phone or email to answer any questions you might have.

Planning Session

I will have a meeting with you (typically lasting about 2 hours) some months prior to the ceremony to plan in detail the elements to include in your ceremony. Prior to this I will have sent you a questionnaire to complete. This is where I gather the information to create your ceremony.

Research, Design and Create

I will spend my time researching your choices, creating your ceremony script before sending it off to you for approval.

Review and Amend

I will make any changes you require to the prepared script before agreeing a final version.

On the Day

I will arrive at your venue in good time to check the ceremony area and to conduct your bespoke ceremony.

Commemorative Certificate

I will provide a naming certificate for signing during your ceremony.

Keepsake Script

I will provide a presentation copy of your script, tied, wrapped and boxed for you to treasure.

My fee for all of this is just £500.

Get in touch today

and we can start to create your made-to-measure ceremony.


Because families are worth celebrating