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Five Ideas For Your Child’s Naming Ceremony


There can be no greater love than the creation of a child, a new life, a wee miracle. And how special it is to name them among family and friends in a special ceremony.

When you work with a celebrant from Celebrants Aotearoa, you’re working with an experienced, trained professional with experience in creating inclusive, family-friendly ceremonies. Having a professional celebrant for your day, means you will experience a personalised ceremony, especially created for your child and family. You will be in safe hands.

Here are 5 ideas for your naming ceremony that you can discuss with your celebrant:

  1. Signing a special naming certificate

    Signing and keeping a naming certificate can be a really special memento of the event that can be kept forever

  2. Create a time capsule/memory box

    You can even involve your guests by asking them to bring a special item to include in the box such as newspaper articles, recorded messages, photos or gifts. You can plan to open the box whenever it feels right – an 18th birthday or other special occasion.  

  3. Plant a tree

    Planting a tree or special flower is a visual way to commemorate the special occasion. Make sure to check the time of year, and what plants will work best for the area.

  4. Guest Book

    A guest book allows your guests to write a personalised message to your child, which creates a really special keepsake to read in years to come. It’s also a great way to capture who was there, and what you did on the day too. 

  5. Video

    It could be a video of your guests telling a special story, or piece of advice for your child, or it could be a simple video of the day showing who was there and what you did. Whatever it is, videos are an awesome way to create a memory of the day, and something that can be rewatched and treasured for years to come.


There are many ways to enrich a naming ceremony. Your celebrant will help create just the right touches for you. Look no further than a celebrant from Celebrants Aotearoa. Find out more here.