After experiencing five difficult years trying to have a child, I fully appreciate the miracle that this is (and, of course, the experience of childbirth!), and also how valuable and important celebrating the event can be! I also have experience of the beauty of adoption, as at six weeks old, I was adopted into a loving family by my parents and my brother. I recognise and appreciate the value of adoption and the love and happiness it can bring a child and their new family.
From both these experiences, as a celebrant, I am able to provide a naming ceremony with full understanding of how important it is to welcome a new person to the family and the recognition and bonding that a ceremony can bring. There is also no age limit or restrictions for naming ceremonies so if your child has reached a certain turning point, a naming ceremony would be perfect to acknowledge this important step.
These ceremonies can be as formal, informal, spiritual, religious or non-religious as you require. The most important thing is to create a meaningful ceremony concentrating on the joys of life as a family and the adventures ahead that come with it. The priority is also to bring smiles to the faces of everybody involved.
Your ceremony can be anywhere you would like them and as long as you would like them to be. As many people as possible can be involved and the cost is lower. I will also meet you before the event in order to get to know your story and meet your little bundle of joy!!