Baby Naming Ceremony

by Steve Pritchard-Jones

This is a sample of a Top Note Ceremonies Baby Naming ceremony. Each ceremony is personalised, allowing parents complete control over the content and sequence of events.

Welcome and Introduction

  • Steve welcomes the guests.
  • Introduction to the significance of the ceremony and the meaning of naming.

Opening Remarks

  • Personal remarks from Steve about the family and the occasion.
  • Brief introduction of the parents and their journey to this moment.

Reading or Poem

  • A selected reading or poem that reflects the joy and significance of the occasion.
  • Can be read by a close family member or friend.

Parental Promises

  • Parents make their promises to their child.
  • Steve guides the parents through their vows of love, care, and guidance.

Godparents/Guardians/Guide parents/Life Guides Promises

  • Godparents/Guardians/Guide parents/Life Guidesmake their promises.
  • Steve guides the godparents/guardians through their vows of support and mentorship.

Naming Ceremony

Steve formally names the baby.

  • Parents hold the baby and repeat the chosen name.
  • Explanation of the meaning and significance of the name.


  • Steve offers a blessing or good wishes for the baby’s future.
  • Can include religious or spiritual elements if appropriate.

Family and Friends’ Participation

  • Open the floor for family and friends to share their wishes and blessings.
  • This can be informal or pre-arranged with selected speakers.
  • Special rituals may be included such as the sand ceremony, unity candle ceremony or memory box.

Presentation of Naming Certificate

  • Steve presents the family with a personalised certificate in presentation folder.

Closing Remarks

  • Steve thanks everyone for attending.
  • Encourages guests to continue celebrating and supporting the family.

Photographs, Refreshments and Social Time

  • Guests enjoy refreshments and socialise.
  • Opportunity for photographs and personal congratulations.
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Steve Pritchard-Jones

Steve Pritchard-Jones

I am an independent civil celebrant conducting weddings, celebration of life/funerals, commitment, civil partnership, renewal of vows, adoption welcoming, naming, pet funerals, internment or scatter of ashes, memorials service, and even divorce ceremonies in Shropshire, West Midlands, Mid and North Wales, Derbyshire, Staffordshire & throughout the UK.