To welcome your child into the world, to bring family and friends together, to promise her or him the love and support of everyone there.

 

A baby-naming can happen whenever and wherever you like. You might want a ceremony in the open air, or at home, or at a special venue. As well as formally giving the child their name, you and your chosen mentors (secular godparents) can make specific promises. You could have a book for everyone to write messages to the child; or ask for a particular kind of gift.

 

However you see the ceremony, we can sit down together and plan it out.

Blue sea 1 2010

All paintings by Garry Kennard, www.garrykennard.com, reproduced by kind permission of the artist.