Naming and Welcoming
Naming ceremony celebrants in Scotland
Life is a precious gift. If you would like to celebrate the arrival of your beautiful new baby, one of our SICA celebrants will certainly help you create a ceremony to remember.
A real family affair! We have so many ideas and suggestions, but we know you probably have ideas too. Let’s work together on a ceremony, making a bright and vibrant event to remember.
Of course, these ceremonies aren’t just for babies. Perhaps you want to formally name older children. Equally, as an adult, you may wish to celebrate a new name or identity, witnessed by those dearest to you.
All SICA celebrants across Scotland can work on giving you a unique ceremony. We’ve listed all of them below for you to browse. Or use the search boxes above to find someone who works close to you.
Celebrants covering Naming Ceremonies
I believe in compassion, warm-heartedness and kindness and I bring these qualities to my interactions with families: I am committed to listening deeply and working together to craft a Ceremony that is unique and right for your particular threshold moment.
Hello, my name is Jonathan Buchan and I am an independent celebrant travelling all across Scotland carrying out special ceremonies.
I am available to conduct Funeral and Memorial Services in any location, as well as Wedding Ceremonies, Renewal of Vows and Baby Naming ceremonies. I will take time and help you make it just right for you.
I work between Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire (Banchory and Stonehaven) Montrose and surrounding areas.
I have lived and worked in the North East of Scotland for nearly 30 years. Family, people and animals have always been central to both my life and work. I currently work in the NHS in children’s research and facilitating a youth patient advocacy group. I have been writing and conducting funeral and memorial services since the beginning of 2022.
WEDDINGS/HANDFASTINGS: Anywhere in Scotland. FUNERALS: Ideally in The Borders but happy to go up to Edinburgh way. NAMINGS: Anywhere. PET MEMORIALS: Scottish Borders
Our lives are full of entrances, exits, celebrations and pauses!
My name is Rachel and my passion is people; understanding them, supporting them, hearing what is said (and often not said) and then creating informal, relaxed and heartfelt ceremonies.
I am a loving and respectful celebrant creating ceremonies all about you. I will support, guide you and write bespoke ceremonies reflecting your values. I always work with love and compassion and offer support and spiritual guidance.
I have a background in bereavement and relationship counselling, broadcasting and public speaking for over 30 years. A trained nurse, I have long held the conviction that helping relatives and friends to say goodbye to their loved ones in a caring and sensitive way helps them to carry on despite their loss.
I mainly officiate ceremonies in Moray, Aberdeenshire and the Highlands, although I am willing to travel and can conduct ceremonies in all areas of Scotland.
My name is Laura Gordon and with over 11 years experience as a Celebrant and over 21 years experience in the funeral profession I understand and appreciate the need for families, couples and individuals to be offered more choice in arranging personal and tailor-made ceremonies to mark the major events and celebrations in their lives.
My name is Jean Thomson and I am a Celebrant operating throughout Scotland.
My aim is to create personal, meaningful, memorable ceremonies filled with love. It is a privilege to get to know families and work with them at both the saddest and happiest moments in their lives.
As a minister with the Open Sanctuary I am authorised by the Registrar General to conduct legal weddings anywhere in Scotland, indoors or outdoors.
Each ceremony is bespoke and lovingly crafted in collaboration with those for whom the ceremony is written and can be as formal or informal as you would like. It can include as many spiritual and cultural elements as you wish – or indeed none at all – and is always warm and inviting.
A long-time public speaker and educationalist, and now experienced celebrant, I bring these skills to helping families cope with the loss of a loved one or to celebrate that special event, be it a fully-legal wedding, child-naming, affirmation of vows or indeed anything else. I believe the wishes of the family to be paramount and will design a customised service to suit your wishes.
I am happy to travel anywhere. I live in Glasgow and love a city wedding, but I'm just as happy up in the wilds of the Highlands and beyond.
My name is Reverend Hazel Jane, and I believe in magic
I believe in honour, in history, in symbolism, in truth. I believe we can celebrate love differently. I believe we can do death better.
I am an interfaith minister and creative celebrant living and working in one of the world’s most wonderful cities, Glasgow.
I conduct weddings, funerals, and rites of passage for gorgeous souls in Scotland and beyond. I’m passionate about telling stories. I craft with language and ritual to create beautiful, safe spaces – holding people wherever they are, offering whatever they might need.
Regardless of the life event you wish to mark or celebrate, whether happy or sad, attended by many or private, my training and experience allows me to create and conduct a truly unique ceremony. Each one being created with you, for you, to ensure a genuinely personal service.
I work mainly in Perthshire, Scotland and surrounding areas such as Dundee, Stirling, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Glasgow, and Paisley.
I am an Independent Spiritual Minister and officially recognised to conduct legal marriages in Scotland. I work mainly in the Perth, Stirling and Glasgow areas carrying out various Ceremonies such as Weddings, Wedding Blessings, Naming, Celebration of Life Funerals, Memorials, Scattering of Ashes,Weddings,
I am an Independent Celebrant based in the East of Scotland.
The services I am able to conduct can contain whatever religious or non religious content. Although it is a sad time, the ceremony would be designed to honour, pay tribute to and give thanks for the life of your loved one.
Through the years, I have listened to the families for whom I was privileged to be able to assist and I know that they appreciated being given a choice as to how the service for their loved one was conducted. As a result of this, I took the steps to continue my professional development and train as a Civil Celebrant.
With a background in pastoral care and undergoing training as an Interfaith Minister, my ethos is fully inclusive embracing many cultures, identities and belief systems. The ceremonies that I create have you and your loved ones at heart.
Every person we pass has a unique, vivid and complex life, wrapped in a cloud of backstory. I take great joy in this uniqueness and harmony in each of our lives and respect the sanctity of life from the joy of birth through to the sadness of death, life’s natural conclusion. I will always endeavour to create and deliver a service, ceremony or ritual that is responsive to the wishes of my clients.
Whether you are looking for a wedding celebration that is just the way you want it to be, a meaningful renewal of vows, a beautiful welcome for your new baby, or celebration of the life of a lost loved one, I will spend all the time it needs to help you create the service or ceremony that is right for you.
I have many years experience of public speaking and writing services, and I will help you create the perfect ceremony for your celebration whether it is a funeral, a wedding celebration or a naming ceremony. I will help you create a service that reflects your personality and is a true celebration.
I mainly conduct funerals, but do take the occasional wedding, Baby naming ceremonies and scattering of ashes. I also help prepare the wishes of those wanting to prepare their own ceremonies at some future date.
I was a minister for 33 years until I resigned 2017 to work independently creating personalised and unique services around the wishes, beliefs and values of the family, friends and loved one.
As the name suggests, my ceremonies are celebrations, honouring a life lost, welcoming a new life or identity or marking an important rite of passage. In addition to my own life experiences and professional background in the NHS, Public Health, Communities and Education I have an open-minded and culturally sensitive approach to life, death and everything in between.
I believe in creating ceremonies that are authentic, unique and memorable. I want you to be a part of your ceremony, not just a witness to it. This can be achieved through the use of activities or rituals. These might be ancient customs such as exchanging rings or lighting a candle. They might be something bespoke, designed to be sincere, heartfelt and truthful to your story.
Happy to travel
I can help you create the most perfect ceremony, to mark the life event of your choosing, whether it’s working together on your legal wedding ceremony, welcoming the special gift of a baby, renewing the your vows, blessing your new house, a letting go ceremony, no matter the occasion if it’s a change in your life we can move through it together with love, compassion, meaning, and mirth in a way that is right for you.
My name is Cate and my role is to work with you to create meaningful, heartfelt ceremonies which will enable you to celebrate your wedding, civil partnership, baby naming, vow renewal, or the life of a lost loved one, in a way which truly reflects personal values and beliefs.