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Baby Naming Ceremony

Baby Naming Ceremony … what is it?

A Baby Naming Ceremony is a great way to celebrate and introduce your new little one to their family and the world.

A naming ceremony is like a christening without the church. It can help anywhere you like … at home, in a park etc.

Just like a christening, you can choose to have godparents/guardians and let them be a special part of this wonderful ceremony.

An experienced Celebrant  such as Michael Janz Celebrant, Sydney is an ideal person to conduct your naming ceremony.

Here’s what a Naming Ceremony could look like …


A warm welcome to you all, as we come together to celebrate the newest member of our family, our gorgeous little man Charlie. Today we mark a milestone not only for Charlie, but for his Mum and Dad, Kerry and Chris, big sis Poppy and for those lucky enough to be part of his extended family and friends.

Baby Naming Ceremony

It’s just over two years that Charlie has been in this world. Charlie Christopher James was born on 22 April 2016 only a very short distance from here.

We are all deeply touched by the birth of a baby. That a child is born into this world in innocence and pure love, is indeed a miracle. A tiny human who is so dependent on us for all his nurturing, his nourishment and his learning. Today we see how much Charlie has grown and developed as a result of the love and nurturing he has received.

A baby naming ceremony’s purpose is to officially give a little one their name and to make the name known to all his friends and family. A naming ceremony has an extended purpose of presenting the little one to the community and to celebrate the arrival of a new person in that community.
We all shared in the joy of Charlie’s arrival – just as we all share the responsibility of shaping him as a person. Charlie needs everyone’s good and caring influence as we offer him our love, our knowledge and our wisdom. The more people to whom he relates, the more balanced and rich his growth will be. Your presence at this celebration today is appreciated, as will be your interest and involvement in the years ahead.

Charlie – your name has been chosen with love and with the strength of individualism. We therefore name you Charlie Christopher James. We wish you long life and happiness in a loving and peaceful world. May you bring joy to your parents, your family and friends.

Poppy Big Sister’s Words

Poppy shares a poem or reads the reasons she loves Charlie

Charlie’s Great Gran is now going to read a poem entitled The Example of Parenthood

The Example of Parenthood

There are little eyes upon you and they’re watching night and day;
There are little ears that quickly take in everything you say;
There are little hands all eager to do everything you do,
And a little boy who’s dreaming of the day he’ll be like you.
You’re little Charlie’s idol you’re the wisest of the wise;
In his little mind about you no suspicions ever rise.
There’s a wide-eyed little boy who believes you’re always right,
And his ears are always open as he watches day and night.
You are setting an example every day in all you do.
For the little boy who’s waiting to grow up to be like you.

Promises of Godparents in a Baby Naming Ceremony

Kerry and Chris have asked 4 family members to be God parents to Charlie. Aunty Charlotte, Uncle Tom, Aunty Silvi and Uncle Dave please come forward
Guardians are named individuals chosen by the parents to take an interest in the child’s upbringing and personal development.
So, I formally ask you all:
Will you stay close to Charlie to the best of your ability? We will
Will you help to guide him through life healthfully and happily? We will
Will you try to be a good influence by your own way of living, encourage him to observe worthy principles, and decent treatment of his fellow human beings and his world? We will
Will you encourage and support the challenges of his dual heritage, in particular his bizarre yet devoted support of the Broncos, (given that he was born and lives in NSW) and the constant battle of how to pronounce yoghurt and vitamins. 😊 We Will

Promises for everyone

Kerry and Chris are aware that raising a child holds big responsibilities, and takes a village. They feel blessed and privileged to include all of you in the circle of love and support that will surround Charlie as he travels through life. It is important that they are able to ask for support on occasion, and for Charlie to be able to gain counsel from family and friends – people he can trust to go to as he grows.
With this in mind, will you help to offer Charlie a broad and balanced view of life, We will
Will you encourage him in the virtues we all agree as good – integrity, honesty, concern, fairness and love toward all his fellow human beings. We will

Will you be dedicated a shoulder to lean on, a phone call or simple a supportive text for Kerry and Chris when Charlie starts to challenge them in ways that today they can’t even imagine – I’m thinking teenage years – I’m the father of three boys so I know what I’m talking about! We will


As we draw this baby naming ceremony to a close, I say to you, Charlie, may life’s richest joys and blessings be yours. May you grow in health of body and mind to full adulthood and may it be your good fortune to play some worthy part in making life more pleasant for those whose paths you cross.

On behalf of Chris and Kerry I’d like to thank you for your attendance, affirmations and support in the past, present and future.

Naming Ceremony with Celebrant Sydney

Best Wedding Locations in Australia … here’s 10 of them

Selecting the best location for your wedding is much easier said than done. The space needs to check so many boxes – accommodation and amenities for you and your guests, a good catering service for a variety of food and drink options, and a plan in case the weather starts acting up that day. It also has to be a place that represents you as a couple and is absolutely beautiful for those perfect wedding photos. So whether you’re after those country vibes or prefer a coastal getaway, you’ll definitely find the perfect setting that matches your wedding theme in this list we’ve devised JUst married at one of thev best wedding locations with Brisbane Celebrantsome of the best wedding locations in Australia

While you are planning your location, now is also the perfect time to lock in your wedding celebrant. Getting to know couples in the early stages of their planning ensures that ceremonies can be catered to their liking and individual personalities.

Glenmore Country Estate

This is a private, country venue with five-star treatment for both you and your guests. Glenmore Country Estate is 3.5 hours north of Sydney, and gives you that luxurious country charm. It has accommodation that sleeps 8 and a country barn that can hold 100 guests, perfect if you want the simplicity of holding the ceremony and reception in one place.

St. Joseph’s Guest House

St Joseph’s Guest House is the creation of Steve Kavanagh, who saw the potential of the ruins of an 1800’s Catholic Church. Rich in history, this venue is the perfect place to have an intimate daytime wedding. They’re Guesthouse accommodates up to 10 people, and the venue itself can hold 60 guests.

The Brown Brothers Winery

More than just a vacation hotspot Brown Brothers Winery is the destination for those who want a simple and intimate outdoor wedding. The gorgeous vineyard location also has a beautiful view of Mt. Buffalo, which makes the perfect background for all those photos. Your ceremony can be held in their barnyard, and you can even include a wine tasting as part of the reception.

Projekt 3488

Designed for versatility, this venue has beautiful gardens for a cocktail reception and a cast iron fire pit for intimate connections. Projekt 3488 is an elegant, warm, inviting and inclusive space. It holds 150 guests for a cocktail style, or 110 guests if you want a seated dining experience. They will also help you along with your wedding plans as they offer dedicated event planning and styling services.

The Substation

One of Melbourne’s most exciting and exclusive events spaces, The Substation accommodates around 80 to a maximum of 200 guests. The venue lends itself to limitless creative opportunities as your wedding will be scheduled around their annual curated arts program.

Loyal Hope Of The Valley

For a classic, picturesque, and romantic wedding Loyal Hope of the Valley is your dream location. The hall features whitewashed walls, hardwood floors, and an art-deco styled bar. Not to mention the venue gets beautiful beams of natural light for all those stunning photo opportunities. Located in Brisbane’s fortitude valley, this is a blank canvas for you to decorate as much (or little) as you wish.

Fitzroy Island Resort

With 339 hectares of tranquil land, Fitzroy Island Resort is the perfect place to have a beach or resort wedding. You can have an intimate island wedding for just the two of you, or invite your friends and family to join you on one of their stunning ceremony areas. Choose from the Welcome Bay Beach, their lush tropical garden paradise, or even the Nudey Beach. Could this be one of the best wedding locations in Australia?

Museum Of Old And New Art (MONA)

For artsy couples whose love for the arts is outwon only by their love for each other, this is the wedding venue for you. The MONA has several function venues to choose from, all of which are guaranteed to impress your guests and make for stunning photos. Their luxury accommodations have a special rate just for the newlyweds. This feast for the eyes is just a short ferry ride away from Hobart.

Nedlands Yacht Club

If you want an idyllic summer wedding Nedlands Yacht Club is the perfect waterfront location for you. The venue can hold up to 500 people, and its spaces can be customized to however you want – their staff are flexible and can help you create a magical wedding day.

Kingsford Homestead

Just 45 minutes away from Adelaide is this exclusive venue. Located in the Barossa Valley, the scenery gives a sophisticated vibe that will show up on all your photos. However, Kingsford Homestead only caters a select number of weddings each year, so for a truly special ceremony you need to book this venue as soon as possible. Is this one of the best wedding locations in Australia?

Once you’ve found the perfect venue and have scheduled a date, why not schedule a boudoir photography session with Woman by Pierre to set the mood for your wedding day? The session will ease the stress from wedding planning and make the journey towards your wedding an exciting one, and both you and your partner will definitely appreciate the images!

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