A Baby Naming Day is a special ceremony that celebrates your precious child and formally welcomes them into the world.
Surround your child with warmth and love and let them know how important they are. Family and friends are reminded of the joys and responsibilities of raising a child. A Baby Naming Ceremony follows the tradition of recognising the roles of parents, godparents / guardians, grandparents and all the people that are important in the life of your child.
The Baby Naming Ceremony itself, is regarded as a
modern-day alternative to a christening or baptism. Ceremonies tend to be non-religious, but can be tailored to accommodate different cultural traditions, faiths and beliefs. Ceremonies are often held during a child’s first year of life or on their first birthday. The ceremony has no legal standing but instead offers blessings for your child. Registration of the child’s birth is a lodgment with Births Deaths and Marriages at time of birth.
Maggie Costello is a Civil Celebrant that designs Naming Days specifically with babies and children in mind. Maggie will work with you to create a ceremony befitting of such a joyful occasion. Whether you wish to celebrate the arrival of a new baby or unite foster or step children within your family.
Many Naming Ceremonies are done in the parent’s home, however parks, beaches and a choice of many great local restaurant make excellent venues for a Naming Ceremony.
The Naming ceremony includes:
- Welcoming the child into the family unit.
- Announcing the names you have chosen for your child and the reasons/meanings
behind the names.
- Making promises to nurture and support your child until they reach adulthood.
- The choice of adding a Naming Ritual: the wishing tree, wishing bowl, releasing of balloons,
or a choice of many more.
- Choosing other adults and/or family members (Guardian or God Parents) who are prepared
to promise a special supportive relationship to the child
Why use a Civil Celebrant?
Maggie is a professional civil celebrant, with extensive experience. As a mother and grandmother herself, Maggie will help create and perform a unique and memorable ceremony.
Maggie will guide you step-by-step through the ceremony planning process. She will provide you with a specially selected portfolio of ceremony styles, readings, promises and rituals to help you to decide on the perfect structure and length of ceremony. You will also receive a signed Naming Day Certificate and a decorative presentation copy of the ceremony.
Relax and enjoy your child’s special day, knowing the Naming Ceremony will run smoothly and professionally.
A Baby Naming can also be combined with a Wedding or Renewal of Vows when performed by an authorised civil celebrant.
Civil Celebrant Maggie Costello is based in Casuarina in Northern NSW.
All ceremonies can be organised via appointment or remotely via phone and email.
She conducts Naming Days across the wider local region including:
Byron Bay, Casuarina, Kingscliff, Murwillumbah, Tweed Heads and Gold Coast.
To receive an obligation free quote for your special day
Call Maggie Costello on: 0414 330 999
Conduct my Ceremony Maggie