A Baby Blessing and/or Naming ceremony welcomes the child into the family and community. For families who are not churchgoers, but do want to celebrate the arrival of a new baby, a Baby Blessing and/or Naming ceremony is a wonderful alternative.
It's time not only to welcome your new baby into your world, but also to thank them for their safe arrival. Family, friends and relatives promise the child's support, love and guidance and can give symbolic gifts as souvenirs.
Such ceremonies also serve to increase our awareness of the special gifts and responsibilities that children have in our lives. You can also purchase the baby naming certificate templates online for baby blessing ceremony.
A wedding ceremony can take place anywhere: in a newborn's home or garden, in a functional hotel lobby, or in a natural setting. Think about what will be comfortable and convenient for the mother and newborn and for the family and friends who will be there.
Choose a time that fits into your baby's daily routine, ideally between feedings. The ceremony lasts no more than 15 or 20 minutes. Parents may want to talk about choosing a baby name and its special meaning or family history that goes with it.
The ceremony may include a statement of introduction, the promise of parents to look after the new child if necessary, honoring siblings, grandparents and/or godparents, memorizing the deceased, lighting candles if necessary, names and meanings honoring the baby and completing a prayer or gift.
In a naming ceremony, choosing a first name is important, and the ceremony is to identify this new baby as someone who exists as a unique individual – with an important name. The meaning of this name is often explained during the welcoming ceremony.