Why have a humanist naming? Marking the occasion

Non-religious naming ceremonies are on the rise, but why? What is the value of a naming ceremony without the religious element? The answer is maybe more than you think.

The first benefit is marking the occasion. There are certain times in our lives that have great significance to us and humanist ceremonies exist to recognise those moments.

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A ceremony of thanks

This Saturday I was lucky enough to conduct a ceremony that told a truly compelling and heart-warming story. The family at the centre of the ceremony had triumphed over adversity with the support of their extended family and community. They came to me because they saw their son's naming day as a chance to pay tribute to everyone who had brought them to that point.

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