A Naming Ceremony or Baby Naming as it is sometimes referred to is the perfect opportunity to bring your friends and family together, show off your new little one and make promises for their future together, without the traditional and full religious ceremony. Naming Ceremonies are also a fantastic way to welcome adopted children into…

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Our lovely TCD Celebrant and Resident Blogger, Katie Keen, talks to us about Naming Ceremonies, from their history to Fairy-UnGodly Parents! (Yes there is such a thing!). As more families are choosing to hold non-religious, personal Baby Naming Ceremonies for their children, rather than taking the route of a traditional baby baptism or Christening, Celebrant…

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We have been asking our amazing Celebrants to tell us all about their experiences with Naming Ceremonies. They have been revealing their best moments and thoughts on why you should consider having a Naming Ceremony yourself…. This time, New Zealand based Timaru Celebrant Sarah McCambridge. Tell us a bit about your favourite Naming Ceremony and…

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Times and attitudes to our celebrations are going through mass change around the world.   Throughout this change the Celebrant was founded in Australia thanks to Lionel Murphy, in July 1973 when he appointed the first civil marriage Celebrant. The Celebrancy business has grown in strength since helping people decide on their wishes with their vows…

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Celebrating the birth of your baby varies in lots of wonderful ways around the world from Baby showers, Christenings, Naming Ceremonies, Circumcision, Ear piercings to Family shrines and many, many more. There are lots of ways you can do it and the traditions differ from culture to culture which is what makes it so exciting!…

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With a dizzying array of Naming Ceremony reading suggestions on the internet, this task can become overwhelming. Before you trawl through websites, think about what you are trying to achieve? A Celebrant-Led Naming Ceremony is an opportunity to celebrate the birth of your child, acknowledge people that will play an important role in their life,…

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One experienced ceremony officiant looks at the rise of the Celebrant and how they offer an increasingly popular alternative to the traditional ceremonies of our past. Why have Celebrants become so popular? Over five years ago very few people had really heard of Celebrants and those that had were not really sure of what they…

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We asked some top Celebrant’s to tell us all about their thoughts on Naming ceremonies. They just LOVE them and have revealed some of their favourite (and exciting!) moments from ceremonies they’ve had the pleasure of officiating… First up, Yorkshire based Celebrant Deborah Page from True to You Celebrancy. Tell us a bit about your favourite…

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Looking for an alternative to a christening, baptism or other religious ceremony to welcome your baby into the world? Have you got an older child who feels they missed out on a ceremony or would even like to change their name? Have you adopted a child or do you have step children and want a…

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