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What's in a name?

Reverends

3 practicing

Duration

20-30 mins

Location

Indoor/outdoor

What you'll learn about naming ceremonies in the course

Identifying meanings and symbolism in names

During our online course, you'll gain knowledge on the importance of naming ceremonies for families.

You'll also learn to effectively research children's names, gathering the meaning and symbolism of each name, both from the parents and from the internet.

Preparing for a naming ceremony

Preparation is key for any ceremony, naming ceremonies especially.

Since this ceremony marks the beginning of the child's life, you must ensure all props, drafts and scripts are meticulously planned and executed. This is what our online course will teach you.

Conducting a naming ceremony

With everything planned and prepared, all that's left is to conduct the ceremony.

In our course, you'll be given the skills to conduct namings to the highest standard. You'll also gain valuable tips on managing emotions and crowds in unforeseen situations.

The keys to a great naming ceremony

Positive vibes

A naming ceremony is a time to be cheerful and in good spirits. As a Minister, you're in charge of keeping the good vibes up!

Inspiration

Parents want to feel inspired about their new child, which is why we celebrate the meaning and importance of every name.

Professionalism

A professionally conducted ceremony is a good one, and this is what you'll strive to achieve as a Minister.

More information on naming ceremonies

What is a naming ceremony, and what is its purpose?

A naming ceremony is an opportunity to welcome, name and celebrate a unique and beautiful little person as they begin their life.

With your client's guidance, you'll research the meaning and characteristics of their chosen name and craft it into a very personal, beautiful ceremony.

Can you encorporate enhancements?

You can offer enhancements to ensure your client's ceremony will be as unique as their baby. Some examples are taking hand or footprints for posterity, or a memory book to record the loving wishes of family and friends.

Scroll down to see some examples of enhancements.

What comes after a naming ceremony?

Apart from naming ceremonies, FuturFaith Ministers often offer Coming of Age ceremonies to cater for children between 6 to 12 years of age, before teenhood.

For more information on Coming of Age ceremonies with FuturFaith enroll in our online course.

Enhancements you'll learn

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Memory Book

A Memory Book is a fantastic way to include guests in the ceremony. It provides a lovely memento...

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Sand Blending

The Coloured Sand Blending enhancement is a unique and special ritual for naming ceremonies, whic...

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Dedication Candle

Lighting a Dedication Candle is a lovely way to display the love and wisdom that will be passed f...

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Hand & Footprints

The Hand & Footprints enchancement is a beautifully touching way to capture this important moment...

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Memory Box

One of the many enhancements available for a baby naming ceremony is a ‘Memory Box’ - A special b...

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Planting a Tree

What better way to celebrate a new life than to plant a small tree or shrub that will grow alongs...

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Grandma's Cake

What better way to bring the memory of a loved one into a ceremony than to use their recipe for a...

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Memory Book

A Memory Book is a fantastic way to include guests in the ceremony. It provides a lovely memento...

Read more

Sand Blending

The Coloured Sand Blending enhancement is a unique and special ritual for naming ceremonies, whic...

Read more

Dedication Candle

Lighting a Dedication Candle is a lovely way to display the love and wisdom that will be passed f...

Read more

Hand & Footprints

The Hand & Footprints enchancement is a beautifully touching way to capture this important moment...

Read more

Memory Box

One of the many enhancements available for a baby naming ceremony is a ‘Memory Box’ - A special b...

Read more

Planting a Tree

What better way to celebrate a new life than to plant a small tree or shrub that will grow alongs...

Read more

Grandma's Cake

What better way to bring the memory of a loved one into a ceremony than to use their recipe for a...

Read more

Reverends specialising in naming ceremonies

Lorraine McCarthy

Ordained

Jul 2020

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Keith McCarthy

Ordained

Jul 2020

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Rita Crampton

Ordained

Feb 2022

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