Naming Ceremony Songs to Celebrate the Birth of Your Child

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Naming ceremony songs, baby dedication songs and a baby naming celebrant helps you celebrate your child’s birth. Dedicating gospel songs, soul and Motown music to your new born is lovely way to greet them. The perfect background music adds a special touch to your celebrant-led baby blessing. Many of us who love Jesus, but dislike religion embrace the help of a celebrant to conduct a secular [non-denominational] baby naming service.

Choosing for a non-binding naming ceremony songs / baby dedication ceremony music outstrips a traditional christening in a church setting. And that’s where gospel and soul music comes in. It can perfectly capture the feeling of parenthood and help you channel feelings that you may find difficult to convey. Perhaps you compiled a birthing or labour playlist and had a choice track played when you gave birth and your little baby greeted the world.

Wouldn’t it be nice, to officially welcome them again with the uplifting song? Whether it is your 1st, 2nd, step, adopted or foster child, you and your folk will enjoy the spirit of the occasion with special naming ceremony songs. Celebrant naming ceremonies are non-statutory rituals and carry no legal status. Soul songs, lullabies, and traditional gospel hymns can mark the precious and touching moment. You can incorporate readings, poems and live music to add an extra dimension to a celebrant-led naming ceremony.

Naming Ceremony Songs For Parents of All Genders

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Baby naming celebrant, Lavinia, Darius & Arvo – Celebrating the baby boy’s birth with naming ceremony songs!

With naming ceremony songs  and baby dedication songs there are no set music rules during a non-religious blessing. This means as new parents you’re free to structure it as you wish. Imagine poems and readings accompanied by your favorite gospel music, soul song or Motown hit. And if you don’t favour gospel, your chosen celebrant can help you as a new parent choose the right naming ceremony songs, tunes and background music to express your commitment.

Moreover, show your true feelings about the arrival of a new member to the family. Centred around new parents and their child, the secular baptism ceremony service is officiated by family celebrants or officiants. In addition, you can dedicate naming ceremony songs, nursery rhymes, sweet lullaby’s & gospel love ballads to your (step) child, adopted child or foster child. In fact, you and they will be spoilt for choice. So, get a taster of some naming ceremony songs. See below baby-friendly songs and background music open to all ages. Grandparents, guardians and godparents will love them, too. Let your music juices flow.

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Don’t Make Me Over by Dionne Warwick

Don’t make me over
Now that I’d do anything for you
Don’t make me over
Now that you know how I adore you

Songs in the Key of Life by Stevie Wonder

  • My cherie amour, lovely as a summer day
  • Isn’t she lovely?
  • Knocks me off my feet

Beautiful Boy (Darling boy) by John Legend

Close your eyes
Have no fear
The monster’s gone
He’s on the run and your daddy’s here

My Boy Lollipop   by Millie Small

My boy Lollipop
You made my heart go giddy-up
You are as sweet as candy
You’re my sugar dandy

Morning Has Broken – Yusuf Islam

Morning has broken like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for them springing fresh from the world

Clair by Gilbert O’Sullivan

The moment I met you, I swear
I felt as if something, somewhere
Had happened to me
Which I couldn’t see

Your Song by Elton John

And you can tell everybody
This is your song
It may be quite simple, but now that it’s done
I hope you don’t mind
I hope you don’t mind
That I put down in the words
How wonderful life is while you’re in the world

First time ever I saw your Face by Roberta Flack

The first time ever I saw your face
I thought the sun rose in your eyes
And the moon and the stars were the gifts you gave
To the dark and the endless skies, my love
To the dark and the endless skies

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star by  Jane Taylor

Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are

Teach your children well by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Teach your children well
Their father’s hell did slowly go by
And feed them on your dreams
The one they pick’s the one you’ll know by

Summertime by Ella Fitzgerald

And the livin’ is easy
Fish are jumpin’
And the cotton is high
Oh, your daddy’s rich
And your ma’ is good lookin’
So hush
Little baby
Don’t you cry

God Bless the Child by Billie Holiday

Mama may have, Papa may have
But God bless the child that’s got his own
That’s got his own

When a Child is Born by Johnny Mathis 

A ray of hope flickers in the sky

A tiny star lights up way up high

All across the land, dawns a brand new morn

This comes to pass when a child is born

Baby Love by Diana Ross

Baby love, my baby love
I need you, oh how I need you!
But now it is time for you to go off to school
It breaks my heart and leaves me sad
Tell me, you will be happy in your heart?
Don’t stay away so long BBK

Hush, Little Baby by King Singers

Hush, little baby, don’t say a word,
Papa’s gonna buy you a mockingbird.

And if that mockingbird don’t sing,
Papa’s gonna buy you a diamond ring.

 Miracle by Celine Dion

You’re my life’s one Miracle,
Everything I’ve done that’s good
And you break my heart with tenderness,
And I confess it’s true
I never knew a love like this till you…

When a Child Is Born by Johnny Mathis

A ray of hope flickers in the sky
A tiny star lights up way up high
All across the land, dawns a brand new morn
This comes to pass when a child is born

Baby Talk by Jan & Dean

She can not speak very well, everybody knows
But to me she sure looks swell in her baby clothes
I asked her if her love is true and she only goes (yeah)

Little Child by The Beatles

Little child, won’t you dance with me?
I’m so sad and lonely
Baby, take a chance with me

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Your Children – poem by Kahlil Gibran

“Your children are not your children.
They are sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you.
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.

You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the make upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness.
For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He also loves the bow that is stable.”
― Kahlil Gibran

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About Clover Jean: I'm a London, UK celebrant based in Amsterdam, NL. Officiating symbolic weddings, vow renewals, funerals, celebration of life services and naming ceremonies is my passion. My guilty pleasures are singing with my Gospel & Soul choir, fine dining, travel hot spots and on-line retail therapy. Find out more, via Instagram #cloverjeanamsterdam or Facebook. LIKE, SHARE, SPREAD THE LOVE & see you soon!

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