Please see the usual order and structure of the naming ceremony below, which you can use as a starting point to write your own personalised ceremony.
Please note that a naming ceremony has no legal words that must be said, so you can amend, add or leave out any elements that you wish.
The only exception to this is that a naming ceremony cannot contain any religious content, as the ceremony is designed as an alternative to a religious celebration.
Entrance of parents and child
Welcome from the registrar to the family and guests
Wording about the meaning of a naming ceremony/ personal details about the family
Confirming the name given to the child/children and the meaning behind the name.
Parents’ promises to the child
Parents’ personal vows
Supporting adults’ vows
[SIGNING OF THE COMMEMORATIVE CERTIFICATE]
Registrar’s concluding words
Exit of the family and guests