Naming ceremonies are very different from a baptism or christening.
A naming ceremony is Non-Religious, and is a way of celebrating and welcoming the arrival of a new child into the family.
It can also be a way of uniting step or adopted children into a family.
This type of ceremony does not prevent the child from holding or participating in a religious ceremony at any stage of their life.
Naming ceremonies involve the important people in the child’s life, family and special friends. Parents have the opportunity to ask other adults to play a supportive role to their child through to adult life (grandparents, godparents, mentors or supporters)
A naming ceremony does not have any legal status, but is a wonderful way of welcoming a child as they begin their journey through life.