Are you looking for an alternative to a christening? A naming ceremony could be the solution!
Hi. I’m Jo and, if you’re looking for someone to create and conduct a personal and meaningful ceremony to welcome your child into the family, I offer a bespoke service to reflect your wishes, choices and beliefs.
The arrival of a new addition (whether by birth, adoption or the joining of a stepfamily) is a wonderous occasion; it’s natural that parents love to celebrate the event with a ceremony surrounded by family and friends.
As I’m independent, my naming ceremonies can be non-religious, semi-religious or even multi-faith.
They can be held at your home or a venue of your choice such as a hotel. There is no set format (the content is dictated by the parents) but I will advise on an order of proceedings and help with recommendations for appropriate readings, poems, music and symbolic gestures, if required. Ultimately, it’s your child, your ceremony, your choice!
Although I lead the ceremony, significant family members and friends are, of course, welcome to take part. You can choose special family members and/or friends to serve as ‘guide parents’ (an alternative to godparents) who, along with yourselves, can make bespoke promises of love and support to your child/children.
Each naming ceremony is unique. Prior to the event, I will personally visit you to understand your requirements and find out a little more about you and your child/children. A bespoke script will be created for your approval ahead of the special day. You will also be presented with a certificate as a lasting momento.
Although not new, naming ceremonies are becoming increasingly popular in the U.K. in response to social change.
Please note, they have no legal standing and you need to make the appropriate registration of birth/adoption with your local Register Office.
A little bit about myself…
• First Class (BA) Honours degree in English/Communication
• Ten years’ experience teaching English in the Further Education Sector
• Even more years’ experience with HSBC Bank!
• Amateur poet
• Friendly, professional and approachable; I enjoy meeting people from all sectors of the community
• Full DBS clearance
• Professional and public liability insurance
• Oh, and I love a celebration!
Ceremonies can be conducted Thursday – Sunday.
Please call for further information without obligation.
Prices from £180 to £240 depending on location.
20% discount for March MyBump2Baby bookings!
It would be a pleasure and a privilege to be part of your special day!