Naming or Change of Name Ceremony
On birth we are all given a name chosen by our parents.
However, some people dependent on the situation, may have a
compelling reason to change their name.
The change of name process involves the registry of Births, Deaths
and Marriages, and the person may then want to celebrate their new
name in a setting to fit the occasion.
Alternately, the person, now an adult has never had a ceremony to
celebrate their name.
The Change of Name / Naming Ceremony can be a personal event with
only a few close friends, or may involve the whole list of
A typical ceremony shown below also involves the presentation of a
Certificate for memorabilia.
I explain and
express the joy on the person entering the
world and life experiences.
Read by a close friend of the person or celebrant, usually about the
reasons for the naming
talk about the role of the friends and or relatives and a
close friend performs a reading.
A talk about the person and what this new name or naming will mean
to the person.
Read by a close friend or celebrant, usually
Blessing/ Burning / Rose/ Sand/ Wine / Ceremony or maybe a
Dove / Balloon release
or another symbolised event
This is performed by the celebrant and or friend / parents /
The dedication of the name given to the person
Declaration by the person, and what
this new name means..
Presentation of Certificates.