Baby Naming

Baby Naming ..Name Giving is important

A name is so important.  It is one of the ways in which family and friends, and the community identify each other. A name giving ceremony is a fulfilling and meaningful experience for all concerned.

It is an occasion for the expression of joy, hope and acceptance, and to welcome the child into the family and the world, and to remind all concerned of the great responsibility involved in bringing up a child and who will have an important role in the child’s development.

CEREMONY GUIDELINES

Ceremonies have structure and if guidelines are followed a ceremony with interest, variation, good length and natural flow will be the end result.

The Introduction

Acknowledgement of grandparents/great grandparents

A reading

Acknowledgement of Godparent/s

The Naming

A cultural ritual

A reading

Conclusion/declaration

Signing of the Certificates

Presentation of the child