Baptisms And Alternative Ways To Hold A Naming Ceremony
There are three types of service available at a Church.
Many parents don't go to church themselves and don't want to have their child named in a church service. There are alternatives.
You can hold a family gathering at your own home or a hired venue near home at which the baby is named. You can do this yourself, have a senior member of the family perform the naming, or bring someone in to hold a formal ceremony.
The Baby Naming Society will help you to put on a religious or non-religious ceremony. For less than £30, they will provide:
Another source worth looking at is the British Humanist Association where you will be able to get similar advise. The BHA are non-religious.
A helpful book, New Arrivals, is available. Contact them at www.humanism.org.uk.
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