Informal Formalities

NamingDay Ceremonies

"Congratulations! Is it a boy or a girl? What name have you chosen?"

When the magic day comes, you can't just call your new baby: "My baby" well, not after the first few dizzy hours, can you? So let's make it official. When you've picked a name (or two), let's get together and start organizing a special Naming Ceremony.

A Naming Ceremony is rather like a formal Christening, only without religious elements and far more casual and fun. You tell me what you'd like to happen on the day and - I'll make it happen!

First we'll meet to get acquainted, then do a little brainstorming together to be sure we've covering everything.

In a Naming Ceremony you can have readings and poems, and music if you like. If you've chosen Godparents or guardians, they can play a part too, perhaps giving some of the readings. At the end I'll provide you with a beautiful Certificate of Naming, plus Certificates for the Godparents or guardians if they are present.

The ceremony can be held anywhere you like, at your home, in the garden, in the local park, or on a beach. But my experience says: keep in mind the comfort of your new baby. (Wind in your ears, sun in your eyes, and a whole lot of strange people wanting to hold you, can be a bit of a stress on your first official outing!)

And my other suggestion is, if there are going to be other children present - yours or your friends - don't make the ceremony too long, because children aren't as committed to the happy occasion as you are!

So - let's start with a chat. Phone me on 0416 098 908 or my email is: I'll come over and give you one of my "Ideas Folders" with lots of different ceremonies to start you thinking how you'd like your baby's day to flow.


  • Many thanks for conducting our wedding ceremony so beautifully and for helping Glen and I put together a ceremony that would touch our children and families. We had a wonderful day which will be remembered always. Carol and Glen.
  • Steve and I would like to send you our deepest thanks for all your help and support in the lead up to our wedding, and for your beautiful ceremony on the day. Our most grateful thanks for helping to make our day a wonderful experience. Elinor and Steve.
  • I just wanted to drop you a quick emails to thank you for all your help throughout the wedding planning phase and for being so great on the day. The ceremony was just wonderful and absolutely everything we had dreamed of and I can tell you honestly both our favourite part of the whole day, it felt like it was filled with so much love and laughter it was just magical. Katie and Lee.
  • I just wanted to say thank you for being part of our wedding day. You were so wonderful to work with and we had so many comments on how lovely the ceremony was. Thank you so much for all your help in preparing us for the day. We loved every minute of it and are so glad we chose you to marry us. Zoe and Tim.
  • Thank you for everything you've done. You did an amazing job and we are both so happy, so thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We will be sure to call you for our Naming Day day. Thanks Mhairi. Stacey and Nick
  • Raef and I would just like to extend a huge THANK YOU for the beautiful ceremony you performed for our wedding, exactly one month ago today! Not only did you help us create the perfect vows, but you also did such a wonderful job as settling our guests and making sure everything ran smoothly. I don’t think the day would have been of what it was without your help and guidance throughout the whole process. Also a big thank you for taking care of all the legal stuff too. The ceremony was everything we had hoped for (and more) and was the perfect way to initiate our married life – your ideas folder and your openness to our own ideas ensured the ceremony was exactly what we wanted. Jessica and Raef.