Naming, Welcome-to-the World and Family Celebration Ceremonies

Our Naming and Family Ceremonies are pure joy… reflecting the character of the small but mighty people involved. 

Planning a ceremony to honour the arrival of your baby, or to celebrate the completion of your family, is such a personal and individual process. Together, I can work with you to create a beautiful ceremony that reflects your own unique blend of beliefs, values and wishes. One that adopts the tone you are seeking, and includes the symbolic elements or rituals that make sense to you and your family.

There are endless possibilities when it comes to planning a Naming, Welcome-to-the-World or Family Celebration. I will do my very best to create a ceremony for you that captures perfectly the essence of your family and the small, or not-so-small, people being celebrated.

Onie Tibbitt, Edinburgh-based Naming Celebrant, conducts a completely unique Family Celebration and Naming Ceremony.

You might be looking for a traditional Naming Ceremony with readings, a declaration of the names being given, promises from the parents, and Guide- or God-parents. You may wish to include elements of religion such as prayers or blessings, or create an entirely non-religious ceremony. Everything is your choice.

Onie Tibbitt, Edinburgh-based Naming Ceremony Celebrant, conducts a fabulous Welcome-to-the-World Ceremony at Kelburn Castle, Scotland.

You might be seeking a ceremony that is heart-centred and holistic, taking time to reflect on the journey you have been through during pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period, giving thanks to all those who have supported you and will continue to do so, including blessings and rituals that give back to the earth.

You might be wanting a light, fun ceremony that is full of child-focussed joy with rituals such as appointing an actual Fairy God- or Guide-parent, singing songs, creating family paintings, including rites of passage such as jumping off tree stumps, confetti blessings, cutting a cake, creating potions…

It is my role to help you lovingly craft a ceremony that makes your family smile and will leave you with a warm and heart-bolstering feeling inside.

As per recommended Agnostic Scotland Naming Ceremony fees, I charge £300-500 for a Naming, Welcome-to-the-World or Family Celebration Ceremony. I am happy to be flexible on my prices depending on the kind of ceremony required. Agnostic Scotland has a Community Fund to help provide affordable ceremonies for all. If you feel you need support paying for your ceremony, please let me know.

I am happy to chat with you to see if my services suit you. Please do get in touch. I would love to meet you.