During a Naming ceremony parents may make promises to their child about how they will support them.
These promises are witnessed by those who have gathered to welcome the child into their community. They form the cornerstone of the relationship which will develop between the child and those who love them.
Promises are very personal and they will be different for each family. I consider a good starting point for any parent when considering what they might write are the wide selection of poems about Parents and their children
Extract from "Parents wishes," author unknown
"We wish you a childhood full of fun and games,
And we wish you memories that have little pain.
We wish you to learn by making mistakes,
We wish you to love and never to hate.
We wish you the strength to make up you own mind,
But we wish that your heart will be gentle and kind."
Next week: Symbolic actions
Choosing a Celebrant to help you create that special ceremony is an important step towards making your occasion a really memorable one. Why not take advantage of the free initial meeting I offer ? I believe it is important to meet informally to discuss your ideas and what I can offer. Meeting also gives us an opportunity to explore the type of ceremony that would best suit your needs.