What exactly is a naming ceremony?

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Found 25th Jul 2010
Been invited to one of these,assume its like a non religious christening?

Is it good form to take a gift?

Not close family just distant relatives of GF

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That is exactly what it is, yeah I would take a gift, you can get naming day cards too.

Yup like a Christening and just as pointless.

yep, non-religious version of a christening etc etc

just buy the child a cross on a chain...............lol
Edited by: "Alfonse" 25th Jul 2010

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Cheers,what a load of poncey crap

John lewis voucher and card it is them


Are the parents both english? In england it is usually just like a party celebrating the child (christening without religion) but my cousin and his wife had a naming day for their daughter and there were all sorts of special things and traditions that had to be carried out and was a proper service and stuff, is really celebrated in Bulgaria where her mum is from

Oh, and yes I would get a present - if you cant get a naming day card just get a nice blank card and write naming day in it
Edited by: "kelly_o_fanatic" 25th Jul 2010

Pretentious nonsense in order to be showered with gifts

we went my cousins baby naming ceremony a few weeks ago , it was lovely, they had it in a posh hotel and basically its a way of naming the baby without the churchy bit tbh, but a bit more personal as parents/grandparents etc can make a speech if want to ! But all in all treat it on similar lines to a christening , ( imo its another exuse for a family p...up , lol, for our fam anyway !) so yeh would be polite to buy a gift/put money in card ( thats what we done for babies bank acc!)

choc1969

Pretentious nonsense in order to be showered with gifts



thats exactly what it is and also like most christenings nowadays.

Last 5 christenings we have been too, the families were not even churchgoers

Just see it as a baby welcoming ceremony, that's what it is.

bossyboots

thats exactly what it is and also like most christenings nowadays.Last 5 … thats exactly what it is and also like most christenings nowadays.Last 5 christenings we have been too, the families were not even churchgoers



some friends I haven't seen in years mysteriously invite me to christenings and include a gift wish list......WTF oO

still go to church, haven't had our kids christened due to the fact they can choose their own faith later on in life, whatever that may be

bossyboots

thats exactly what it is and also like most christenings nowadays.Last 5 … thats exactly what it is and also like most christenings nowadays.Last 5 christenings we have been too, the families were not even churchgoers



Just like most weddings I've been to.
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