‘A baby fills a place in our hearts that we never knew was empty’

Author Unknown

Today, many parents don’t believe in or seek a traditional baptism in a church or equivalent, but they do desire some form of ceremony that meets their needs and wishes and serves as a right of passage.

A Naming Ceremony formally ‘names’ a loved one, usually a child, with family and friends gathered together to celebrate the occasion. These ceremonies also recognise our transition to parenthood and acknowledge the presence of our offspring and their impact on our lives.

Working with Tom, you can choose from many different formats and styles of ceremonies for the one that meets their needs and wishes. Tom also provides special certificates for the ceremony for the child, as well as for significant others such as godparents or mentors should you as parents desire this.

‘I hope your children look back on today and see parents who had time to play. There will be years of cleaning and cooking but children grow up while we are not looking. Dusting and scrubbing can wit for tomorrow, for babies grow fast as we learn to our sorrow. So quiet down cobwebs and dust go to sleep. Just rock your babies ’cause babies don’t keep’.

An adaptation of ‘Song for a Fifth Child’, by Ruth Hulbert Hamilton