A Naming Ceremony is an opportunity to welcome your child into
your family, relative’s friends and the world.
The Ceremony is aimed at strengthening the affection and friendship
we have with your child and each other.
The Ceremony acknowledges and encourages the idea that, the more
love and positive interaction your child receives, the more balanced
and rich your child’s life will be. Also, in turn the more your child will
be able to give to others.
The Ceremony focuses on and honors the role of parents and they
make commitments as to how they intend to carry out their role.
The Ceremony also honors grandparents and siblings. Certificates
are given to these people.
The Ceremony also acknowledges the Godparents (or Guardians, or
Mentors). These are people who will take a special and lifelong
interest and involvement with your child. They are able to publicly
accept their role and are given a Certificate.
There are a number of options that can be
put into the ceremony, including:
- The Blessing Box
In this ceremony the guests write a wish or a blessing for your child’s
life on a card and hold it during the ceremony, after your child has
been named they place their blessings in a special box (they can
also speak to the parents and child if they wish).
This box will become your child’s special box to keep. This can be
done with music.
- Tree planting
A tree is planted for your child that may flower on his/her birth month
or be significant in some way for your child.
- Meaning of the name
The meaning of your child’ name is shared with your guests.
- Candle Lighting
Candles are lit for the child by the Godparents (Guardians, or
Mentors) or parents.
I also perform Buddhist Namings. Washing the baby Buddha
ceremony is performed and blessings given for your child.
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I regularly travel, and am happy to travel anywhere,
- Kangaroo Valley and Berry,
- Nowra and The Shoalhaven Region,
- Wollongong and The Illawarra Region,
- Sydney, Canberra and beyond.
Jason & I send you a very
warm thank you for your
beautiful service at our
wedding on 20 March.
It was such a unique and
loving experience in our
lives, we don’t remember
being so happy as we were
on the day. Thank you for
all your help, guidance
and time in helping us
plan the ceremony.
Many people at the
wedding told us afterwards
it was the best wedding
they’d ever been to.
We really enjoyed meeting
you and working with you
as we planned our
ceremony - you helped
make it very special.
You really helped us get
out in the ceremony all
the things that are so
importantto us in our
relationship and you
delivered it on the day
with enormous happiness,
which added toeveryone’s
enjoyment of it.
Thank you for helping
make our special day so
Julie Phillis & Jason Burrows.