For those who don’t feel comfortable with a church or religious setting, a naming ceremony, or “civil christening” is certainly an option. Naming Ceremonies are a lovely way of marking the birth of a baby and they can be tailored to suit the family concerned. Parents can put together their own service including poetry, music and readings, and the venue can be anywhere.
A Naming Ceremony is a unique occasion for everyone to feel involved as they pledge their love and support for your child’s future. It’s also an opportunity to declare before family and friends, your promise to be a good parent and for adult friends or relatives to confirm their special relationship to your child.