Naming Ceremonies

Naming Ceremonies £250


For clients who want to:

  • celebrate a child and their place in the family,

  • celebrate a new baby,

  • celebrate an adoption,

  • celebrate a blending of families (step families),

  • appoint guideparents/supporting adults,

  • hold a transgender naming ceremony after changing their name or transitioning.


Fee includes:

  • A planning meeting in person or via video call

  • Access to my "6 Easy Steps To Writing Naming Promises" e-course and my library of readings.

  • A bespoke script for you to edit as you wish (amendments included in the fee)

  • Event co-ordination – Working with others involved to ensure the ceremony goes as smoothly as possible (e.g. photographer, venue, people doing readings).

  • Readings and promises printed out onto card for your ceremony.

  • A presentation copy of the script for you as a keepsake.

  • Commemorative certificate.

  • My time on the day including my arrival half an hour before the ceremony start time.

  • Mileage up to 40 miles from my home postcode LS19. Outside of 40 miles is priced at 45p per mile as recommended by the website. Mileage is calculated using Google maps.

Single parents/carers or families on low income

 I want every child to be celebrated and as a Child Friendly Leeds Ambassador  I have taken the pledge to celebrate all children from any background. If you would like my services but feel £250 is too expensive for your circumstances, please do get in touch for a chat.


Transgender naming ceremonies

If you want to celebrate the changing of your name, the start or end of a transition or an anniversary of one of these milestones but aren't sure where to go or what to do next I would be very happy to have a (no obligation) chat with you.


Joint namings
Siblings can be named together at no extra cost.

For ceremonies with additional children that are not siblings (e.g. cousins) there is an extra £50 fee.

This is for the additional amount of planning work that is involved with two families and the printing of a second presentation script.


Bank holidays
Please note, there is an additional £50 charge for naming ceremonies held on all bank and public holidays.


Any hidden extras?
There are no further or hidden fees than those listed above.

I pay costs to Humanists UK to cover an accreditation and membership fee, Public Liability and Indemnity Insurance and as a contribution towards Humanist Ceremonies™ and the training and personal development of celebrants. This is all included in your fee.