Naming ceremonies are secular (non-religious) ceremonies. Let us arrange a special ceremony to welcome your child.
It's entirely up to you as to how you would like the ceremony to be organised but they usually last about 20 minutes. You can lead the ceremony yourself with our 'celebrant', who can help you to prepare the ceremony and lead it on the day. During the ceremony you, as parents, state your love and commitment to your child and declare hopes for their future. You can choose to read poetry or a favourite piece of prose or music.
Rather than godparents, whose traditional role is to help guide the child in a Christian life, "supporting adults" or "mentors" (who may be friends or family) just need to say that they will be there for your child as he or she grows up and throughout their life in whatever way is needed.
Naming ceremonies are not legally binding and do not have any legal status, although you will be presented with a record of the ceremony as a token of the day.