True Harmony Celebrants

Naming Ceremonies

Naming ceremonies

A perfect way to welcome a little one

Baby and child naming ceremonies

An alternative to a religious christening/baptism, a Naming Ceremony is a perfect way to welcome your baby or child into your family or social group. A name is a big part of our identity, and helps to define who we are in the world, and a Naming Ceremony confirms the child’s place in their circle. 

You can choose guideparents (sometimes called Mentors – or even Guardian Angels) and parents, guideparents (and grandparents too, if you wish) can make vows and promises to the child.

Most Naming Ceremonies include some information about the child, the meaning of their name and the reason it was chosen, together with vows, promises and a dedication of the name.

You can also choose to have readings, poems and music – and many parents love to involve any other children who are present, or to capture good wishes from guests in a unique way – I can share with you some of the ideas I’ve incorporated into other Naming Ceremonies.

True Harmony Celebrants Naming Ceremony

Your naming ceremony package will include:

  • A face to face meeting (depending on distance – can be discussed)

  • Designing and creating a unique, bespoke ceremony

  • Drafts and amendments, with approval from yourself before finalising

  • Unlimited telephone, email, or Skype access

  • Officiating at the naming ceremony

  • Keepsake naming renewal ceremony certificate

  • Souvenir copy of your naming ceremony script

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Adult naming ceremonies

Naming Ceremonies aren’t only for babies and children – they are also a lovely way to celebrate changes in an adult’s life, such as legal name changes by deed poll, gender reassignment, reverting to a maiden name after divorce etc. The Ceremony celebrates the person’s status, and allows them to share with their friends and family just what the changes in their life mean to them – demonstrating their pride in who they are.

I will meet with you before the day, and will design and write a bespoke, personalised Ceremony to suit your requirements. I will perform your Ceremony on any date and at any time you require, and at your preferred venue, whether that is in your own home or garden, on a beach, in a hotel or restaurant – or somewhere else that is special to you.

I would rate True Harmony Celebrants 5*. We have amazing, love filled memories because of you; you’re caring and you worked perfectly with our needs and requests. Wouldn’t have been the same without you.

Kelsey S – Naming Ceremony Client

Glynis was amazing for our vow renewal, from the very start she was so friendly and professional, she made sure that she took the time to know a lot of information about us as a family to make our ceremony so much more personal to us! It was a beautiful ceremony.

Mel R – Vow Renewal Client

That was exactly the send off I wanted for mum – it was perfect. You really listened when you came to meet us, and included all of our tales in the eulogy in a beautiful story .Your delivery is excellent and everyone said what a lovely service it was. Thank you so much.

AP – Funeral Client

Glynis, thank you for everything you did for my mother’s funeral. We thought the service was perfect from start to finish and people said it was what they would choose for themselves. You helped us through a very difficult time. Thanks again from me and Pauline.

Gary – Funeral Client

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts – it was so special having you at the helm.

Mr & Mrs H – Naming Ceremony Client

Glynis – what can I say but a huge thank you for making dad’s send off so special… you said everything we all thought in such a beautiful way ….I can’t say just how much you were appreciated by the whole family x

David B – Funeral Client

Where do I even start…. I can honestly say I have had a one in a kind wedding ceremony. My family and friends all commented about how gorgeous, personalised and amazing our wedding ceremony was compared to any other they had seen. The wedding ceremony is the most important part of the day and we could not have achieved any of that without you.

Rachel – Wedding Client

We feel that we had a connection with you from our first meeting. You even dressed the part and blended into our wedding colour scheme perfectly (yes I definitely noticed that lovely touch). We honestly could not thank you enough. We will recommend you till the cows come home. Thank you xx


Rachel – Wedding Client