Made For You Naming Ceremonies – bespoke, meaningful and stylish

Baby Naming & Adoption Ceremonies

If you are looking for a bespoke, meaningful and stylish way to have a baby naming ceremony, commemorate an adoption or the addition of step child/ren into the family, you are on the right page!

Hi, my name is Linda John,

and I am an independent celebrant based in South Warwickshire.

I design and deliver warm and intimate ceremonies to welcome new babies or new children into a family.

Working together, with your vision and style and my knowledge and experience, we will create something really special. Your ceremony with your friends and family will truly reflect your new family unit and your new life.

The ceremony can be as formal or informal as you would like and can be held in any location you choose. Often this may be a hotel function room, a family home or garden or a village hall. The list of potential locations is endless. There are no restrictions.


These ceremonies are truly bespoke to your situation. They often include the parents making commitments and sharing their love, hopes and dreams for their child/ren.

Rather than the traditional ‘Godparents’, you can choose family members or friends to take on a ‘Guideparent’ role; to be guiding roles in a child’s life.

Content for your ceremony may include music, poems or readings and symbolic rituals such as tree planting or a time capsule. All these elements create a ceremony that is very bespoke and...

Made For You

Having worked with you on the content, I will design the ceremony and present it on the day. The whole experience will be bespoke, meaningful and inclusive. It will create wonderful memories for you all to look back on.

Where babies or children are the stars of the show, we want them to be relaxed on the day so this is about creating an atmosphere where they feel comfortable. Should anything unforeseen happen with 5 mins to go, we just work around it! This is all about them...

Baby Naming / Adoption Ceremonies

My fee for this type of ceremony is £375 and includes travel within 30 miles of Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. I am more than happy to travel further however additional mileage will be charged at 45p per mile. My fee covers the following:

  • An initial no obligation meeting, preferably face to face or via Zoom

  • Once we have agreed to work together, the date is locked in

  • A Discovery face to face meeting which will help me to understand your perfect ceremony. I will also ask you to complete a questionnaire which together with the information from the meeting, will help me to write the structure and content for the ceremony

  • I will provide suggestions for readings, poems etc and will guide you in writing your parental/Guideparent promises should you need any support

  • We will have a first reading, together, of your script, usually via Zoom

  • Unlimited edits and revisions to ensure you are completely happy with your script

  • Consultation with key people involved in the ceremony

  • Finally, on the day, I will be at the venue at least 30 minutes ahead of the ceremony

Additional steps of the process will depend on the age of the individual involved and the nature of the ceremony that you choose, and will be agreed after the initial consultation.


If this sounds like the sort of ceremony that you would like, please get in touch. Let’s have an initial chat so we can discuss what you are looking for and what options you may have to achieve that dream.

I look forward to meeting you ... x Linda