Naming Ceremonies

Bringing a new life into your family deserves to be celebrated! If you’re not religious and you don’t want a church christening but want a ceremony filled with joy and laughter, a naming ceremony is a wonderful way of welcoming a new baby, or step or adoptive children, into your family. It’s also the perfect excuse for a family get together!


Parents, family, friends and guide parents can all be involved in the ceremony and it can take place anywhere you wish. You may also like to include a symbolic element such as tree planting, a wish box, or have poems or music – again the possibilities are endless for a truly unique and significant day.

How does it work?


I’ll arrange a chat with you either in person or on video call so we can discuss your dates and ideas.This gives you time to ask me any questions you may have, and for you to see if I’m the celebrant for you.


If we’re the perfect match, I’ll send you a contract and there will be a deposit to pay in order to secure your date.


I will send out a questionnaire for you to complete.  We’ll then have a  consultation to run through the ceremony,  the logistics of the day, and also discuss anything specific you would like included in the naming ceremony.


I’ll then start planning your bespoke naming ceremony. You’ll get unlimited contact with me all the way up to the ceremony – we can set up a Whatsapp group for any questions or ideas you may have, or you can contact me by phone or email – remember – I am here for you!

If you want to add anything or change it then I will make amendments until you are completely happy.


On the day, I’ll arrive no later than half an hour before to liaise with the venue, and everyone involved with the ceremony. I’ll then deliver a truly bespoke ceremony that works for you and your family.



A £100 deposit is required to secure your date and for work to begin on your naming ceremony. The remaining balance is due 1 month before.


Mileage – All venues within 30 miles from Bristol will not incur an additional cost. Anything outside of this will be charged at 50p per mile, plus additional accommodation if required

“We can’t recommend Sam highly enough! She did an amazing job on the naming ceremony for our baby boy. After chatting through ideas with Sam, she wrote a script for the day, as well as promises from us and the guide parents. I was amazed at how many personal details she had included that she had picked up on from our chat. She also recommended extra things we could do to mark the occasion such as lighting a candle and having a memory box. Our friends and family all commented on how special the ceremony was. Thanks Sam!”

Elsa, Simon and Baby Ollie

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If I sound like I’m the celebrant for you, I would absolutely love to hear from you!