2011

 

Lindsey and Ewan – 27th November 2011 – Derbyshire

 

Hannah, Ewan’s naming ceremony was absolutely fabulous, perfect in every way and exactly what I was looking for. So many people since have come to me saying how fantastic the day was, so personal (and were emotional still) and are thinking of having similar for their child, etc. There are not many “jobs” in life that bring total pleasure to people and touch their hearts and minds. I love it and I really loved that day. Ewan’s tree is blossoming nicely in the back garden. Reading through the book afterwards took several attempts, blinking through the tears as you can imagine. What people put really touched me and inspired me to continue. It has definitely made me stronger and I’m so excited about the next chapter. Lindsey

 

Matt, Dwayne, Skye and Summer – 11th November 2011, Southwell

 

What amazing memories we have of our naming ceremony and our time in England. Thank you so much. It was incredible. Matt and Dwayne

 

Natalie, Andrew, Leo and Amelie – 10th September 2011 – Fletton

 

Thank you very much for a great naming ceremony, it had everything that we wanted. Everyone enjoyed the day and all said that it was a nicely put together, personalised service. Teresa mentioned that you put in an awful lot of effort for Luca’s ceremony and that is why we selected you for Amelie’s special day – I’m so glad we did. Natalie and Andrew

 

Comments from guests at Jack’s naming – 25th June 2011

 

‘Thank you for a lovely naming ceremony. It was a truly memorable occasion. Carol and Eric’

 

‘It was lovely to meet you yesterday. Thanks for your help with the promises. The naming day went extremely well and was very emotional. You did a fantastic job! Serena’

 

Lisa, Barry and Jack – 25th June 2011, West Bridgford

 

We are left feeling a little sad as our special day is now over, but that is only testament to the fantastic job you did. It was such an emotional day and the humanist naming ceremony was everything and more we wanted for our little boy Jack, all those months ago when we first contacted you. We wanted to opt for a naming ceremony not only for the obvious religious reasons but also so it would be a truly personal day dedicated to Jack. We’re not sure if every humanist ceremony is conducted the way you approached it, but we cannot thank you enough for all your efforts in gathering the information you needed to get a real feel for us as a couple and our family life. It made for a really lovely day and our sadness is solely because it’s all over!!! It was a pleasure to meet you and we’re so grateful for the fantastic job you did to mark our son’s birth.

 

Lisa and Barry

 

Teresa, Jay and Luca – 29th May 2011 – Ashton

 

‘My partner and I wanted to do something really special and welcome our son Luca into this world as he has brought us such love and joy. Neither of us are big believers in God and we never go to church so we felt uncomfortable having a Christening. That’s when I started looking into Naming Days and I am so happy I did. I emailed Hannah and she talked me through every step, making it very easy and stress free.

 

The day went so smoothly (even though I had come down with a sickness bug the night before). Hannah took care of me and put my mind at ease that I could sit back and relax. Everyone said how beautiful and personal it was. I really loved how the Guide Parents worked alongside Hannah and came up with their own promises to Luca along with our own. Very touching and memorable that some of our friends are now booking Hannah in for their own namings. Teresa’

 

‘We found you to be a warm, friendly, professional and very interesting person…..and you are so good at your job! We would love to recommend you to friends and clients so please send us cards if you want to. Marcus and John’

 

Andrew, Katie and Jacob – 26th March, 2011, Twycross Zoo

 

‘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 the BHA 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 you’s, 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’

 

‘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’