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“Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.” ― Christopher Hitchens

Naming Ceremonies

NamingWelcoming a new person into your family is a joyous occasion. With a Humanist Naming Ceremony you can give your newly born child their name, express the hopes and dreams you have for an adopted child or even make a promise of care and love for a new step-child. Humanist Ceremonies allow you to create the ceremony you want, with the meaning that you want. 

Below are a list of Non-Religious and Humanist Celebrants who are able to perform non-religious Naming Ceremonies for you and your children within the wider Swindon area. They will work with you to create the celebration of your choosing free from religious confines. If none of the below contacts are suitable then why not try the British Humanist Association’s Naming Ceremony Celebrant Finder by clicking here.

Jacqui Dickenson
“I offer ceremonies for people who wish to take a different route from the standard religious format. My very simple philosophy on life is that it is the love of human beings for each other which forms the basis of our society, and I believe that everybody should be treated equally and with fairness.”
Phone: 01993 708311   Mobile: 07753 571731
Email: ceremonies@jacqui-dickenson.org.uk
To see Jacqui’s online profile, click here.

Hannah Hart
“What I enjoy most about this work is that since every couple or family I work with is unique, so every ceremony is unique.  I love working with people to help create a ceremony that reflects who they really are and what’s important to them. I enjoy the creative challenge of working through various ideas and piecing together the different parts of a ceremony.”
Phone: 01242 516083   Mobile: 07914 613522
Email: hannahhartcelebrant@gmail.com
To see Hannah’s BHA profile, click here. To go to Hannah’s webpage, click here.

Philippa Howell
“I have long believed that people should be free to celebrate the important occasions in their lives without religion…  I encourage people to include their families and friends in contributing their skills, such as reading poetry and making music, to make their ceremony particularly personal and memorable.”
Phone: 01242 583680   Mobile: 07564 521516
Email: philippahowell@yahoo.co.uk
To see Philippa’s BHA profile, click here. To go to Philippa’s webpage, click here.

Neil Taylor
I am able to offer lots of suggestions and ideas, for readings, music etc. After, we work together, through email and further meetings, to refine and perfect the script. Having many years experience as a teacher and actor I am able to project my voice (without microphone usually) and communicate with an audience.
Phone: 01635 46487   Mobile: 07761 061545
Email: neilmaggie@talktalk.net
To see Neil’s BHA profile, click here.


One comment on “Naming Ceremonies

    June 22, 2015

    yes,ceremonies are necessary in families & society.religion exploit this.so.,it’s nice tocelebrate without involving any deity or dogma.party for the sake of party,fun,sharing of happy or sad event occured in family or society.through this, we can close the shop of religion.GREAT.

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