Naming Ceremony FAQs

Where can I hold my baby's naming ceremony?

You can have it anywhere you like, indoors or outside. Popular choices include your home or garden, local community centres, village halls, pub function rooms and local parks. 

My child's a bit older, can they still have a naming ceremony?

Of course! While lots of parents have a naming ceremony around the time of their baby's first or second birthday, there's no age limit. You might want a ceremony for an older child if they're adopted, if you're welcoming a new stepchild into the family or if you just need an excuse for a family get-together!

Can I have godparents at a humanist baby naming ceremony? How many?

Supporting adults can play an important role in your baby's naming ceremony, and they'll of course be a part of your child's life as they grow up. You can call them godparents as it's a term you might be used to or you can use a non-religious version like 'guideparents', 'mentors' or even 'sparents' or 'alt-parents'! There's no limit to the number of supporting adults you can have. 

Can you do re-naming ceremonies for adults?

Yes! A new name is a massive milestone at any age and deserves to be celebrated. Your new name might reflect a new marital status, alignment with your gender identity or just a better reflection of who you really are.  

How much do you charge for naming ceremonies?

My standard naming ceremony fee is £225, which includes all meetings, your bespoke ceremony script and a keepsake copy, travel within the M25 and of course leading your ceremony on the day itself. I ask for a 20% deposit to secure your booking. Travel and/or accommodation expenses will apply for ceremonies outside the M25.