Naming Ceremonies

Naming ceremonies seem to be a relatively new thing but we have been conducting ceremonies to welcome our children into our communities for thousands of years…

They do not have to have any set format and can be devised entirely around the needs of your family.

You might like to name your child soon after their birth, or perhaps your child is adopted and you would like to mark this rite of passage…

The photographs are of a ceremony I wrote for three children aged between 8 and 13 – we welcomed them into their extended family and named their tribe – the people who would support them on the next stage of their journey.

There are no rules – this is your chance to create the ceremony you need from scratch with my help.


(photos taken at the Woodland Tipi Site  )