Naming Ceremonies

Celebrant for the Hunter Valley Vineyards & beyond


Naming Ceremonies are a beautiful way of welcoming your child into your, extended family and circle of friends.  Naming Ceremonies are free of legal BrendaBellrequirements and restraints which enables the ceremony to be designed to suit your wishes and desires. 

I love Name Giving Ceremonies because they are a positive step towards our future. They recognise the important role we have in the encouragement and protection of the children we may come into contact with every day.

They are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate a child's birth and to affirm before your family and friends your promise to be as good a parent as possible.
There is also an opportunity to acknowledge the importance of siblings, grandparents, great -grandparents and other significant people in the child's life.   

I have my own high quality P.A. System, table, chair and white Damask cloth if required

It is your special day and it is my mission to make it a memorable occasion for you and your loved ones.

Naming Day
Aaliyah on her Naming Day


The Ceremony usually begins with the Welcome and Introduction acknowledging the joys and responsibilities of parenthood.

  • Possibly a Reading or Poetry

  • The Parents Promise

  • Affirmations by Godparents/Guardians/Mentors/Life guides (if desired)

  • Name Giving

  • Possibly Reading

  • Closing Words

  • Signing of the Certificate

I provide a complimentry 'Naming Certificate' and Keepsake Certificates for the Godparents etc if used.

Naming Certificates


Any of the following rituals or customs may be incorporated into the Ceremony if desired:

Wish papers may be made available to guests so they can write down their hopes and dreams for the child.

A candle or candles may be lit by parents or godparents etc. The warmth and light from the candle reflects the warmth of the love that the parents etc have for the child.

Drops of water are sprinkled over the child whilst the celebrant says a beautiful blessing

I have a list of "100 Wishes" on file. Your chose n wishes are tied to the balloons and as each person releases the balloon they say the wish for the child.

Please contact me if you would like any more information. 


Piper's Naming Day......Photography by Kylie Gordon..Cherished Photography

Piper's naming day

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