We are having a non-religious, self-created naming ceremony for our new daughter on Saturday. Can you help with ideas on what, actually, to do to make this a "ceremony" and not just a bunch of people standing around looking at the baby??
This is our beautiful Nora.
We are holding an informal naming ceremony for her this weekend, and several of our friends and my parents will be there.
We are not religious, but wanted to have some sort of "welcome to the world" ceremony for her that was just mellow and sweet, but as I am not really into ritual I am having a tough time thinking of ideas of what to do.
My dad (a Catholic deacon) will say a few words, and her daddy and I will, too, but other than that I'm a little stumped.
Her middle name incorporates those of her two grandmas, one of whom died a year ago to the day of this ceremony. Her other grammy will be there, so we'd like to do something to honor her female elders, too.
The event will be at a beautiful fountain on the UW campus, and the weather will be stunning.
Do you have any suggestions of rituals, poems, acts of blessing, etc, that we could incorporate? This atheist is clueless.