The use of an Independent Celebrant for the naming of a new baby, step-child or newly adopted member of the family, allows for the ceremony to be conducted at any venue that the family decides. The venue does not have to be licensed and any theme can be incorporated. It must be borne in mind that this would not be a legal ceremony and any documents issued would not have legal status, but it does allow chosen family and friends to promise commitments of support to the newly named child or children until they are adults. It would not be a Christening, but religious readings and songs could be incorporated
The Ceremony itself would be designed to conform to the beliefs of the parents, with each naming ceremony being unique. The marital status of the parents doesn’t matter, the day is about welcoming a new member to the family and your celebrant will do everything possible to make that happen smoothly and with dignity.
Parents can provide a selection of poems and readings to personalise their ceremony, or your celebrant can assist in finding suitable material.
You will really need your camera ready to capture that moment when the child is presented with a special gift to mark the celebration and the parents are presented with a velum souvenir certificate signed by the parents and witnesses.