Structure for Ceremony

Here is a basic structure for a naming ceremony. This should be used as a guideline only. We can incorporate any readings, songs or other ideas that you may have, to create a ceremony as unique and special as your child.

  • Introduction and acknowledgements
  • The role of the parents – the honour and challenge of being a parent
  • A poem referring to parents love and your wishes for your child
  • The role of the Grandparents – love and guidance
  • The role of others in a supporting role – Godparents / guardians / mentors
  • A reading referring to the wonder of children
  • Child’s name – its meaning and why it was chosen
  • Naming statement – you may wish to invite all of your guests join in
  • Other readings or special rituals


  • Naming your Child
    Naming your Child
  • Create a Special Ceremony
    Create a Special Ceremony
  • Structure for Ceremony
    Structure for Ceremony
  • Special Rituals
    Special Rituals
  • Readings