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
Cartoon from the children's song 'Baby Shark'

Poems, readings and Baby Shark!

Humanist Society Scotland welcoming and naming ceremonies are all individually crafted to reflect what’s important for you or your family, and they can be as creative as your imagination allows. You may want to include some poems, readings or music. …

Poems, readings and Baby Shark!
A child being kissed on the cheeks by two adults on either side

Naming ceremonies

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…

Naming ceremonies