Naming Ceremony

to celebrate a new life

Dear Parents

A naming ceremony is a special moment to welcome and celebrate a new life, embrace a rite of passage, or mark a new beginning. You deserve a ceremony that’s truly personal and meaningful to you and your loved ones. And it will resonate with your deepest beliefs and values, led by a celebrant who understands them.

Our celebrants will be present throughout the preparation process and will guide you through the naming ceremony. We are pleased to offer a non-binding initial consultation. We look forward to hearing from you. 

Your children are not your children.

They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.

They come through you but not from you,

And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts.

For they have their own thoughts.

You may house their bodies but not their souls,

For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.

You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.

For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.

The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.

Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;

For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.

Khalil Gibran
(06.01.1883 - 10.04.1931)

Further information

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