Humanist welcoming or naming ceremonies are a beautiful and personal way to mark a special milestone in your life and share your joy with those you love.

These are commonly seen as a unique, personal and non-religious alternative to a traditional christening for new babies.  However, these ceremonies are a lovely way of welcoming a new child regardless of age, including adoptions.

Even as an adult, if you have adopted a new identity, whether just a change of name or have transitioned gender, you may want to celebrate this, surrounded by those special people in your life. 

Our welcoming and naming ceremonies are all individually crafted to reflect what’s important for you or your family, including hopes and dreams for the future. They can be as creative as your imagination allows. You may want to involve others in the ceremony or include some symbolic gestures, poems or music. 

Whatever you choose to include, it will mark the beginning of an exciting new chapter, in a way that’s just right for you.  

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