Baby Namings


Home Brand baby namings offer support and guidance to create a ceremony that is right for you and your family including; Godparent or Guardian certificates, inclusion of the child on a Naming Day Celebrant Register, a Naming Day Certificate with a keepsake ceremony box and the printed ceremony.

Baby Namings are a fun and memorable way to celebrate the birth of a child and welcome your little one to your family, friends and community. Traditional and religious ceremony practices in the form of Christenings are performed by priests, however there is a recent trend towards non-religious ceremonies that still celebrate the newborn without the religious overtones.

As your celebrant I will help to create a ceremony that is right for you and your family, no matter what beliefs or values you hold dear. Each naming ceremony is the acknowledgement of a milestone, and a moment in time that expresses the loving intentions you desire and hope for your newborn. I will craft a unique ceremony with religious and faith elements, or pagan influences if you prefer. Whatever naming ceremony you have in your mind, I will help bring into reality.


At Home Brand Weddings I pride myself on performing naming days with a unique difference. So, if you are considering a naming ceremony for your child, here's a helpful guideline:

Step 1 - Research
Research some ideas around what type of baby naming ceremony you might like. Many young couples get caught up playing the role of parent (which is totally understandable!) but it means they are too busy to imagine a naming ceremony that will last long in the memory. It’s a good idea to start planning 6 months prior to your naming ceremony to get some ideas around what will suit you best. Options may include: doing the naming day for your child's first birthday, or creating a theme for the ceremony. How do you feel about a treasure chest, balloon release, tree planting or time capsule? Click here for some ideas on Pinterest.

Step 2 - Choose a Location
If you have a young baby, and maybe even other small children, you’ll need a location that’s appropriate for them. You might also have people coming to visit you so you'll be busy, busy, busy getting all you need done for your naming day. Is it worthwhile dragging everyone to a venue? Or, is it better to have this day at home? While there are so many options for venues, don't forget that many parks and reserves need to be booked with your local Council. Click here for some ideas for locations in and around Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Hunter areas that would make for an unforgettable naming ceremony location.

Step 3 - Choose a Celebrant
Baby naming ceremony tip - It’s easier to get a celebrant on a Sunday, because we perform weddings on Fridays and Saturdays! When you choose my services you get a reliable and experienced celebrant. I suggest carrying out the ceremony 30 minutes after you’ve told everyone to arrive, we don’t want anyone to miss out on a thing. Remember, on Sunday, no one likes to rush! If you’d like more information on my baby naming ceremony options, please enquire now.