One of the joys of secular naming ceremonies is the freedom to hold them in almost any venue you like. As more pubs become gastropubs and improve their function spaces, these can be great choices for relaxed ceremonies, especially if you want to make catering as easy as possible.Read More
Thoughts about creating prompts for messages from guests to your childRead More
An interview with a fellow humanist naming celebrant, Dr Lottie Holmes from South West London.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More