The Naming Day is a special way of welcoming your child into the family, or of celebrating the birth of a new baby.
It is an opportunity to make your promises, as parents, in the company of family and friends and to establish your child's identity within the wider community.
The ceremony is an unique occasion for everyone involved, it is an opportunity to make a commitment of love and support to the child, and for their future life. You are able to fashion your own celebration by selecting the words, poems, readings and music that hold special meaning to you, and your child.
Parents do not have to be married, and children of any age can have a Naming Day ceremony. You may wish to include any older children as well as your new child.
Supporting Adults are asked to think about the promises that they will make to the child and to remember that being asked to be a Supporting Adult is an honour, but it also carries responsibilities. As they are likely to have an important role in your child's life, Grandparents usually like to be involved in the ceremony and are able to do so by making a declaration of commitment to the child.
The naming day can be a celebration of the birth of a new baby or it can mark the welcoming of a child or children into a new family (for example, on the re-marriage of the parents).
Your naming day ceremony will be conducted by one of the Swansea Registration Service's professional Celebrants . They will meet with you before the occasion to offer advice and assistance with the preparations for your day.
You will be presented with a certificate to mark the occasion. This is signed by parents, supporting adults and the Celebrant and is a lasting reminder of an unique event in your child's life.