A naming ceremony is an opportunity to announce the name that has been chosen for your child and to welcome them into the family and wider community. It is also an opportunity for the parents to publicly acknowledge their responsibility for their child, not only as its representative but also in the expectation that they will safeguard and promote their child’s health development and welfare. The choosing of a name is one of the most important decisions a parent has to make. It is one of the child’s first milestones and can shape its future. A name gives a child identity but more importantly a name can signify that he or she is part of a family and provides a sense of belonging.