A sign on an easel reads "welcome to Leo's naming day 30th April 2023" Balloons decorated with animal print pattern in blue, green and gold sit around it.

Our naming ceremony: Tracey, Craig and baby Leo

Tracey and Craig knew they wanted to celebrate the arrival of their baby boy Leo but initially didn’t know about humanist naming ceremonies. When a family member suggested this to them, they agreed it would be a special way to…

Our naming ceremony: Tracey, Craig and baby Leo
Andrew smiles at the camera as he holds Sébastien.

Our naming ceremony: Julie, Andrew and baby Sébastien

After marrying at Mansion House Edinburgh Zoo in 2018, parents Julie and Andrew returned for a humanist naming ceremony to welcome their baby son Sébastien.

Our naming ceremony: Julie, Andrew and baby Sébastien
A hand and foot print of a child of 14 weeks old

Naming ceremony rituals and keepsakes

Naming ceremony rituals and keepsakes are really popular ways to make ceremonies even more personal and memorable for families. Here we explore some of the better known and most popular rituals or symbolic gestures included a Humanist Society Scotland welcoming…

Naming ceremony rituals and keepsakes