Blog posts in the 'Baby Naming' category

Christenings on the decrease October 23, 2013

Filed under: Babies, Baby Naming, Celebrant, General

Despite all the interest in HRH Prince George’s christening today, generally, the number of church christenings is falling year on year.  In figures published by the BBC, one in 3 children was baptised in the Church of England in 1980 (when HRH Prince William was christened).  By 2011, the figure had fallen to just over […]

National Poetry Day October 3, 2013

Filed under: Baby Naming, Celebrant, Funerals, Readings, Vow Renewal

I love National Poetry Day – I used it as an excuse to read through some of my favourite poems.  Here is one of them via an Audio Boo, called The Trees, by Philip Larkin.    I love trees too!  I think this poem  would be suitable for any occasion, as it has a sense of […]

Make your Ceremony Unique September 6, 2013

Filed under: Baby Naming, Celebrant, Symbolism, Vow Renewal, Weddings

Have you considered incorporating beautiful symbolism to make your wedding or your vow renewal, baby naming or adoption ceremony unique and beautiful? This example shows a Unity Candle and a Handfasting triple cord that I provided for a recent wedding.  They were specially made in the colours selected by the bride.  Did you know that […]

What is a Celebrant, anyway? August 5, 2013

Filed under: Baby Naming, Celebrant, Vow Renewal, Weddings

  ‘What exactly is a Celebrant?’ must be one of the most frequently-asked questions I get. Well, using the services of a professional celebrant means that your ceremony – whether for a wedding, a vow renewal, a baby naming or a funeral –  will be 100% professional from beginning to end. You’ll be in contact with me beforehand, so […]

Wedding Venues: Compton Verney, Warwickshire August 2, 2013

Filed under: Baby Naming, Weddings

        Looking for a Wedding venue?  I’m very lucky in that I get to be celebrant at some great locations for  weddings, as well as baby namings, vow renewals and yes, funeral and memorial services too.  One of my favourite venues is glorious Compton Verney, in beautiful Warwickshire   Compton Verney is a beautiful […]

HRH Prince George of Cambridge July 29, 2013

Filed under: Baby Naming

  I had great fun with a competition on the Cherish Facebook page, getting people to guess the name of the Royal Baby.  Most thought it would be a girl.  Interestingly, statistics for wives of RAF fast jet pilots show that more girls than boys are born…    But William is a helicopter pilot, so obviously that doesn’t […]