Naming

Naming ceremonies are a fantastic way to welcome a new baby, an adopted child or step children into your family. They are also a perfect way to celebrate a new identity. Traditional religious ceremonies may not reflect your beliefs and values and so a naming ceremony allows us to create a bespoke celebration that expresses truly your family’s identity and culture. You will be able to involve friends or other family members in a ceremony that is truly unique to you and your family. Whatever your reason for wanting a naming ceremony, I'll ensure it is a day filled with joy and love.

How it works Deb Reed Celebrant Essex dandelion logo

We will meet and I will get to know you and your family to find out exactly what you want your special naming day to include. I will provide guidance on choosing readings, poems, songs, and promises and can advise you on special symbolic elements you may want to include such a tree planting or sand ceremonies. I'll also send you a personal questionnaire that will really help me to get to know you and your family and create a unique ceremony that reflects you and your family.

Deb Reed Celebrant Colchester Essex, officiating at a baby naming ceremony
Deb Reed Celebrant Colchester Essex, officiating at Sebestians baby naming while he plays with his dad.

On the day Deb Reed Celebrant Essex dandelion logo

I'll arrive at the venue you've selected in plenty of time on the day of the naming ceremony. I'll give your guests instructions on what to do and what their responsibilities are that day. I will also speak to any "guide parents" or mentors you have designated for your child before the ceremony so they will know exactly what to do!

I will then deliver your naming day ceremony with all of the special elements we have discussed. You'll also receive a naming day certificate as a keepsake of your day.

Naming ceremonies from £300.

Travel expenses are charged over 40 miles from Colchester, Essex, at 50p per mile.