Naming Ceremonies

Naming Ceremonies

by Elena Forato

A Naming Ceremony is a beautiful and special way to announce the arrival of a new child and celebrate this with your family, friends and the wider community.  There are no age limits – it’s when the time is right for you and your family.


As an authorised Civil Celebrant, I am able to combine the conduct of a marriage ceremony with a naming ceremony.

What do I offer for your Naming Ceremony …

  • An open, friendly and respectful initial meeting where we can discuss all matters relevant to your ceremony, and during which I can share my advice and ideas.
  • Composition of a personalised written ceremony that tells your child’s story and includes promises of love and support that you’d like to share with others at the ceremony.
  • Incorporation of rituals to create a ceremony that reflects your values and traditions, for example, appointment of special ‘guide’ parents.
  • Access to my portfolio of readings, poems and music to provide ideas and support the planning for and writing of your ceremony.
  • Ongoing engagement and communication – meetings, email, telephone – to satisfy your needs and circumstances.
  • A ceremony package priced to suit your circumstances and ceremony.