Testimonial | Jacob
‘Even before our son Jacob was born we decided a christening wasn’t really for us, neither of us were particularly religious and we didn’t fancy sharing such a special day with total strangers and other children getting christened. We researched other ideas and came across Humanist Naming Ceremonies. They sounded ideal, we wanted something that we could make our day and personalise it for our family. The next task was to find someone to conduct the ceremony, so I went on the internet and found Humanists UK and there was a list of Celebrants.
After initially emailing a handful of Celebrants, Hannah really caught my eye. Her first email was really friendly and so then we arranged to meet her. From the first meeting we both felt comfortable talking to her and felt that she really “got us” as a family. Over the next few weeks Hannah sent us emails about the script, what we wanted in it and generally found out more information about us all. About 2 weeks before the big day we got to see the final script and it was amazing, it bought a tear to our eyes just reading through it! We had both of our mums read a small poem during the ceremony and we had 4 Guardians who all read promises to Jacob as well as myself and Andrew. Hannah really encompassed the spirit of the day and made it funny when needed especially when Jacob was talking over her!
At the end of the naming ceremony Andrew and I read poems and did thank yous, and then out of the blue he proposed to me! Hannah got straight back into her duties, and proposed a toast. She really brought the day together in a way that we couldn’t of imagined. Some of the more traditional family members were very impressed with it all too despite their reservations at first. Thank you Hannah for such a special day that we will never forget!’
Andrew and Katie
‘We want to say a very big, big thank you for the amazing day we had on Saturday! The script was beautiful and it was better than we could of dreamed! We had so many people say how lovely it really was. Thank you for making it so special! Love from Andrew, Katie & Jacob xxxxx’ Thank you card
‘Thank you for a beautiful naming ceremony. We enjoyed it very much. It was a pleasure to meet you. You are a lovely lady. Dee’ Note from Katie’s mum