Alba Ceremonies
Alba Ceremonies

Naming Ceremonies

"Naming a child is an act of poetry."  

Looking for a unique and memorable way to celebrate the arrival of your little one? 

Do you like the idea of marking the occasion of your child's birth without the religious formality of a Christening/ Infant Baptism? 

 

Perhaps you're not religious but consider yourself as still having a faith and would like a ceremony which reflects this?  If you choose one of our Naming Ceremonies you can include as much or as little religious/ spiritual content as you wish.  Alternatively, you can opt to have absolutely no religious content at all.  We believe the choice is yours to make as human spirituality and opinions are personal and unique to us all. 

 

A naming ceremony is a wonderful way to welcome you child to the wider family, relatives and friends.  Perhaps you're not religious but consider yourself as still having a faith and would like a ceremony which reflects this?  If you choose one of our Naming Ceremonies you can include as much or as little religious/ spiritual content as you wish.  Alternatively, you can opt to have absolutely no religious content at all.  We believe the choice is yours to make as human spirituality and opinions are personal and unique to us all. You don't have to belong to any particular Church, group or organisation.

 

We will work with you on your ceremony script to ensure your day meets your expectations, covering the elements which are most important to you.  A naming ceremony is a chance to "formally" name and introduce your child within a ceremonial context and can include various aspects such as the reason for choosing your child's name, its meaning and significance. 

 

During the ceremony, parents can make a public declaration of their love for and committment to their child and parenthood and promises to them.  There is ample opportunity to involve others in the ceremony, for example, grandparents, supporting adults/ God Parents, guardians, aunts, uncles, siblings and cousin can all be included in various aspects, making it a unique and joyful occasion for the whole family.  We will guide and advise you on the best ways to include your family and friends in your ceremony.  Just as no two families are the same, no two naming ceremonies will be the same. 

 

You can also choose from a variety of ceremonial elements and gestures to personalise your ceremony further.  These can range from the lighting of unity candles to the release of balloons containing hopes and wishes for the child. 

 

Popular ceremonial elements for Naming Ceremonies include:

  • Lighting of a unity candle
  • Tealight ceremony
  • Sand ceremony
  • Hand ceremony
  • Tree planting
  • Oathing stone
  • Time Capsule/ Treasure Chest ceremony
  • Balloon Release
  • Presentation of gifts

 

If you would like to have a chat to find out more, please don't hesitate to get in touch.  We would love to hear from you. 

 

Whilst naming ceremonies can be seen as an alternative to Christening/ infant Baptism, it should be noted that they are not the same thing.  We do not carry out Christenings or infant Baptisms, however for those who would like a more faith-based ceremony we can include a Dedication Ceremony within the Naming Ceremony. 

Want to know more?

To contact Michelle & Tracey , please choose from the options below.

 

E-mail:info@albaceremonies.co.uk


Tel:07902061399 or 07874739320

 

Or use our online contact form to make an enquiry.

Popular Readings

O my Luve's like a red, red rose,
That's newly sprung in June:
O my Luve's like the melodie,
That's sweetly play'd in tune.

As fair art thou, my bonie lass,
So deep in luve am I;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a' the seas gang dry.

Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi' the sun;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o' life shall run.
 

                          Robert Burns

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