Naming & Adoption Ceremonies

A Naming or Adoption ceremony is a great way to welcome children into your family. And it's also a deeply moving way for adults to celebrate re-naming or a time of transition.

The ceremony can take place anywhere you wish whether in your own home or chosen venue.

For child focused ceremonies usually the purpose of the ceremony is to voice your intentions for your lives ahead as a family. Music, poems, readings or symbolic elements help to declare your wishes for your child and recognise the contribution of any special guardians you may have selected.

For adult focused ceremonies, a naming ritual provides the opportunity to honour the past and celebrate the future with a new name or gender transition.