Naming

Naming & Blessing Ceremonies

As a mother and grandmother I adore my role as a family celebrant, the arrival of a child is such a magical heart-warming event that brings so much joy into the lives of others, so why not hold a ceremony that reflects these feelings and your family values and beliefs.

Sylvia in a white dress, sitting down and holding her new born grandaugther.

Me and my grandaughter Eloise.

It’s true that in recent years people have been moving away from the traditional church christenings, for various reasons including changes in lifestyle and faiths. So opting for a celebrant led ceremony gives far more freedom of choice, style and content for those wishing to mark the special occasion.

A naming ceremony is a wonderful way to welcome a child or in fact, anyone into your family. It is an ideal opportunity for those who wish to celebrate an arrival of a new born or adopted child, or perhaps a naming or blessing of an older person is a perfect way for family and friends to express wishes, hopes and blessings.

3 Burgundy Stars in a line

A celebrant led ceremony is also perfect for those who wish to celebrate with semi religious or secular material, whether for mixed faith families, atheists, or those somewhere in-between. Symbolic elements can be included in the ceremony, which can involve family members as well as appointed guide parents or guardians.

Naming a special individual and welcoming them into your family is a wonderful time for those involved and I can help you create the perfect celebration, my calm easy going presence soon puts people at ease and I am especially good with pets and children, having six grandchildren helps!


My eldest daugther’s three, Elle, Eli, and Flynn


A black and white photograpth of three of Sylvias grandchildren sitting on a bed, they have there arms around each other and are facing the other way.

I will work with you and your ideas to create a ceremony for your loved one that has all the elements of an heartfelt and meaningful welcome, including content material that reflects your beliefs, love, and closeness as a family.

Young children sitting at a table in a garden under a tree, the tree is decororated and the table is made up for a celebration.

A garden is a great celebration setting

You can hold your ceremony anywhere, there are some lovely venues and village halls but a garden party at home is a popular choice as it helps to keep the ceremony relaxed and stress free for all involved, especially the children who are happy and content on familiar ground.

Why choose me for your naming ceremony?

As a mother and grandmother I have empathy, respect, and understanding of family life and values. I have a calm and nurturing nature, and the patience of a saint, which more often than not is needed where children are concerned!

If you are looking for a celebrant to take the reins but not take over, to offer advice and ideas alongside your own, to keep composed and positive if the going gets stressful and above all, to help turn your celebrations into everlasting memories, then I am that celebrant!