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Naming Ceremonies

For Life's Journey - Naming & Welcoming Celebrant | based in Macclesfield
  • THE GIVING OF NAMES

    The giving of a name is a time-honoured rite of passage. Our naming ceremonies are a beautiful way to celebrate and introduce your baby to family and friends with love and devotion…

  • HAVE IT ABSOLUTELY YOUR WAY!

    Your Naming Ceremony can include any wording, any content, at any venue at any time of day. That makes it something quite special! You are only limited by your imagination…

  • WORKING WITH A CELEBRANT

    Means you can include the elements of celebration you wish to use. Your ceremony is written and delivered uniquely for you and there are no restrictions on content and you will not be bound by any format.

TUIRENN

An Irish Name
pronounced:
TEER-an

BASED IN CHESHIRE

Willing to travel worldwide

Most ceremonies designed & delivered in Cheshire East, South Manchester & North Staffs

Naming Ceremony | Warmly Welcome Your Child

We are based in Cheshire East, but can travel anywhere you might need us to deliver your unique and bespoke naming ceremony

As parents, gathering family and friends to welcome and name our children is one of the greatest gifts we can give them. For in so doing, we create their foundational narrative that articulates the values and principles that will guide us in our parenting and our children in navigating and living their lives.

 

Your naming ceremony can be as formal or as simple as you wish. This is your Naming Ceremony so it can be what you want it to be for you and your child. The Naming Ceremony, if you have invited guests, is simultaneously a public and discretely personal affair between you and your child and between members of your family, friends and loved ones.

 

  • You can make this happen at any age and in almost any setting.
  • You can appoint Supporting Adults (in place of Godparents).
  • Symbolic ritual elements can be included.
  • You can make personal declarations of support for your child.
  • You involve whoever you want to be involved in the life of your child.

 

They say it takes a village to raise a child and a Welcoming and Naming Ceremony is a great opportunity to celebrate the birth of your son or daughter and to connect with your friends and family. Namings are usually 20 minutes or so in duration (depending upon how many children are being named and how old they are!)

 

By creating a unique ceremony incorporating elements that are special to you both, For Life’s Journey and Tuirenn Hurstfield will help ensure your baby Naming Ceremony is a truly personalised occasion. From the very first meeting, this ceremony will be focused, designed and constructed with only your baby in mind. Tuirenn is experienced in working with little ones.

 

As this ceremony is purely symbolic there are no legalities or paperwork involved: you can hold it wherever you like and include whatever readings, poems, hymns, music or rituals that you find meaningful.

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Ceremonies For All

For Life’s Journey is a proud advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and it is our privilege to provide ceremonies for same-sex couples and members of the LGBTQ+ community as well as for heterosexual partnerships.

 

Ceremonies For All

For Life’s Journey is a proud advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and it is our privilege to provide ceremonies for same-sex couples and members of the LGBTQ+ community as well as for heterosexual partnerships.

 

How Do We Book You?

First you need to check the details of the Naming Ceremony to see if you’d like to book us for before you get in touch. There are more details on these opposite.

 

What Happens Next?

When you first meet Tuirenn, you’ll just spend some time getting to know each other so he can find out more about you, your family, and your wishes for your ceremony. You may already have lots of ideas, and that’s totally fine – we can work together to make sure it feels just right.

 

Once you’ve confirmed the booking, Tuirenn will get started on writing your ceremony straight away. With his experience he can make suggestions, and together you’ll create something that feels right for you. This will possibly include discussing reading options with family and friends you have chosen to take part.

 

Preparing the Ceremony

As soon as possible before your date we’ll send you a script for the ceremony. You will have lots of input and your feedback is welcome. We’ll work together as much as you like until you’re 100% happy with the result.

 

On the day Tuirenn will conduct your ceremony as planned, delivering a personal and beautiful service for you and any family or friends you have involved. Afterwards you’ll get a beautifully bound copy of the ceremony script to reflect on in future years, together with a keepsake certificate.

Naming Day
Ceremony Fee

Introduce your baby to the world…

A uniquely tailored Naming Ceremony and its officiation on the day
£350
50% Deposit on Booking

Preparation & Creating Your Ceremony

  • Initial, no obligation, meeting with you to share your naming ceremony ideas.
  • Full consultation with you to discuss your naming ceremony wishes.
  • Support, expertise and planning documents to help you select readings, plan your ceremony space and ideas for ‘extras’ you might want to build in.
  • Inclusion of ONE additional symbolic ritual *
  • Up to TWO revisions of your script until you are happy.

On the Day

  • Supplied copies of all readings and any promises or dedications to the child.
  • A beautifully delivered ceremony that is all about welcoming your baby to the family.

After the Ceremony

  • A beautifully presented presentation script and baby gift.
  • A certificate of naming.
  • Certificates for your Supporting Adults.

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* Please note: certain symbolic elements may incur additional costs of up to £75 if you wish to use props you would like to keep, we will discuss at the point of your decision.

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Let's Discuss Your Needs

Starting with an informal chat, we'll take it from there...

TUIRENN

An Irish Name
pronounced:
TEER-an

BASED IN CHESHIRE

But willing to travel worldwide.

Most of our ceremonies designed & delivered in Cheshire East, South Manchester & North Staffs

Let's Discuss Your Needs

Starting with an informal chat, we'll take it from there...

Let’s Connect

|||

Children & Family Ceremonies

Make Your Little One Even More Special

Welcome your latest family member

When 2 families become 1

Celebrate your new arrival

How can we help you?

Celebrancy FAQs

All you need to know about working with a celebrant…

Always Choose Qualified

Check that your celebrant is FULLY qualified to ensure the best service!

The Perfect Ceremony

Memorable ceremonies are created through sharing what makes you “you”…

Celebrancy FAQs

All you need to know about working with a celebrant…

Always Choose Qualified

Check that your celebrant is FULLY qualified to ensure the best service!

The Perfect Ceremony

Memorable ceremonies are created through sharing what makes you “you”…