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A naming ceremony is a joyous occasion, full of hope and promise.
It provides an opportunity to celebrate the safe arrival of a new life into our world. The new baby is introduced by name to his/her extended family and friends.
Godparents or guardians may be appointed to make a commitment to have a special role in this new life and the significant role of grandparents may be acknowledged.
Welcoming a child into a family, a community and the world with ritual, special words and music acknowledges their safe place in the web of supportive and loving relationships.