I absolutely love Naming Ceremonies .They are such fun and a great way to bring family and friends together to celebrate the birth of a baby.
Often people say to me that they are not religious, so feel it would be hypocritical of them to have a Christening in a church but want a way to formally celebrate their child in some way, so a Naming Ceremony is perfect for them.
I was delighted to be asked to write and conduct a Naming Ceremony for Stanley, who would also be celebrating his 1st birthday. His Mum, Katie wanted the atmosphere to be relaxed and fun, and whilst the Naming Ceremony would be formally celebrating Stanley being born, the ceremony itself was definitely not formal !
As you can see from the pictures, the room hired was large enough to have children's toys to entertain the little ones, including a play tunnel, which Stanley was quite keen on crawling through along with a friend who wanted to bring it with him !
After the family and chosen Guardians made their promises to Stanley and we listened to a beautiful hand-picked reading, everyone enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea and cake. Just perfect !