Naming Ceremony Reading Ideas: Blueberry Girl by Neil Gaiman

Naming Ceremony Reading Ideas

A naming ceremony is a beautiful way to celebrate the birth of your new child or welcome a child into your extended family. Our naming ceremony reading ideas are here to give you some inspiration for that special celebration.

 

This naming ceremony reading has been chosen by Mairéad of Celebrant Moments, a bespoke celebrant from Ireland. Her choice, Blueberry Girl by Neils Gaimen is from a children's book of the same name.

 

It was used in a recent ceremony that Mairéad conducted; "The parents picked this wonderful poem from their daughter's favourite book, and alongside a tree planting it made for a beautiful naming ceremony"

Naming Ceremony Reading Ideas

Blueberry Girl by Neil Gaiman

Ladies of Light & Ladies of Darkness,
& Ladies of Never-You-Mind,
this is a prayer for a Blueberry Girl.
First, May you ladies be kind.

Keep her from spindles and sleeps at sixteen;
Let her stay waking and wise.
Nightmares at three, or bad husbands at thirty;
These will not trouble her eyes.

Dull days at forty, false friends at fifteen;
Let her have brave days and truth.
Let her go places that we've never been;
Trust and delight in her youth.

Ladies of Grace, and Ladies of Favour,
and Ladies of Merciful Night,
this is a prayer for a Blueberry Girl,
Grant her your clearness of sight.

Words can be worrisome, people complex;
Motives and manners are unclear.
Grant her the wisdom to choose her path right,
Free from unkindness and fear.

Let her tell stories, and dance in the rain,
Somersault, tumble, and run;
Her joys must be high as her sorrows are deep,
Let her grow like a weed in the sun.

Ladies of Paradox, Ladies of Measure,
Ladies of Shadows-That-Fall;
this is a prayer for a Blueberry Girl,
Words written clear on a wall.

Help her to help herself, help her to stand,
Help her to lose, and to find.
Teach her we're only as big as our dreams,
show her that fortune is blind.

Truth is a thing she must find for herself,
precious, and rare as a pearl;
Give her all these, and a little bit more,
Gifts for a Blueberry Girl.

If you loved our wedding ceremony reading ideas check out more in our naming ceremony guides. If you would like to find out more about Neil Gaiman click here

Jennifer Claire is the Founder of The Celebrant Directory and lives and breathes all things ceremony! After officiating big days for 10 years, she now focuses on giving you the tips you need to create your perfect celebration.

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