Baby Naming & Adoption

Celebrate your new arrival

Celebrate the new arrival of a baby or child to your family.

The birth or adoption of a new baby or child can be recognised with a naming ceremony, offering parents the chance to mark this special moment, in exactly the way they wish.

Family unification, or welcome ceremonies, are also a fantastic way for blended families to mark their new journey together, and the age of your child is not a restriction.

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Whether they take place outside in a park, or are a small intimate event in the back garden, these ceremonies are a lovely way to give thanks and create treasured memories.

The ceremonies can incorporate music, readings, protection and guidance promises, and can include the use of a symbolic ritual such as planting a tree or the lighting of candles. They can be bright, warm, joyous occasions that offer a sense of unity for the children and the adults.

They can be a perfect way to acknowledge any chosen guardians, ‘guide-parents’, ‘odd-parents’ (!) etc, too.

Bespoke ceremony enables religious/non-religious elements

As an independent celebrant I am happy to incorporate religious elements into the ceremony as well. So, if you are looking for something more personal than a traditional Christening, but would like a hymn or prayer included, then this may be a great alternative for you.

Grand-parents, siblings and even pets can feature in these ceremonies, and rightly so. After-all, as the traditional African proverb says ‘It takes a whole village to raise a child’!

Hannah I cannot find words to truly express my gratitude to you for all you have done for us. Everyone commented on how beautiful the ceremony was; you even brought the sun! You completely worked around my mistake at your own inconvenience, for which I am so sorry! Thank you Hannah for everything.”
Hannah & Mark, September 2017

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Baby naming & family welcome Celebrant for London, South East and South West England

I have been a professional independent Celebrant for over 12 years, conducting ceremonies of all types across London, the South East and South West. This includes Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Hampshire, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire and beyond.



Hannah Osmond, Celebrant


As an Independent Celebrant I love all things associated with ceremony, ritual and celebration. Whether it be a wedding, a renewal of vows, a milestone birthday or a funeral, there is nothing more powerful than a coming together of friends and family to mark a particular occassion. It's a real privilege to be involved in these special moments in peoples' lives. Life is so short. Let's celebrate more!



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