In this modern contemporary
world parents wish to recognise the cultural importance of giving
their newborn child a name that symbolises some specific family
tie or a name that
has special meanings. Parents also want to celebrate the naming
in the comfort of their home yet still have a ceremony that recognises
the occasion by way of involving family friends and the presentation
of certificates for memorabilia.
typical baby naming ceremony usually follows the format below.
I explain and express the
joy on the birth of child and welcome into
Read by the Father, usually about the future that the child may experience.
talk about the role of the parents and cite statements from a Prophet
or notable person.
A talk about the child and the development that may be provided.
by mother, usually about learning.
talk about the role of grandparents and their involvement in passing
on cultural values.
Wishes and dreams for the child
Family and friends ritualise a nominated wish from the parents.
by mentors or godparents in the event of the death or
default of the parents.
Blessing or other symbolised event
This is performed by the celebrant and parents / godparents.
The dedication of the name given to the child.
to family, friends and the child and what this ceremony means to
Presentation of Certificates to
parents and godparents.