Humanist naming ceremonies
A naming ceremony is a popular way to mark a child’s arrival into your family
What is a humanist naming ceremony?
Your celebrant will work with you to create a ceremony that welcomes your child into the world and marks this momentous milestone for your family. The ceremony can be held anywhere you choose and can be simple or as creative as your imagination allows. Many families include family and friends in their naming ceremony, and choose songs and readings that mean a lot to them and express their joy at their expanding family.
Who can have a naming ceremony?
Naming ceremonies are often held for babies and younger children as a non-religious alternative to a religious christening. But naming ceremonies aren’t just for babies and are a wonderful way of welcoming a child into your family no matter their age, or marking a name change at any stage of life for any reason.
Because naming ceremonies can be so varied there is no set fee. Your celebrant will set a fee that covers the time taken to arrange your ceremony, any meetings you have with them to discuss the ceremony, their preparation time, and ceremony delivery on the day. There may also be additional expenses such as travel costs, but your celebrant will advise you of these costs during your initial discussions. As a rough guide, you can expect to pay somewhere in the region of £175 – £250 for your naming ceremony.
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