Naming ceremonies provide a unique and meaningful way to celebrate the birth of your child and to create a circle of support among family and friends.
They are amongst the earliest and most important rituals we have. Ceremonies that celebrate new life, that strengthen family bonds and offer commitment and hope for the future.
It's an opportunity for you to design a ceremony that enfolds your child with warmth and a sense of belonging as family and friends pledge their love and guidance.
A Child Learns What He Lives
If a child lives with criticism - he learns to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility - he learns to fight.
If a child lives with ridicule - he learns to be shy.
If a child lives with shame - he learns to feel guilt.
If a child lives with tolerance - he learns to be patient.
If a child lives with encouragement - he learns confidence.
If a child lives with fairness - he learns justice.
If a child lives with security - he learns to have faith.
If a child lives with approval - he learns to like himself.
If a child lives with acceptance and friendship - he learns to find love in the world
Dorothy Law Nolte