Just a couple ‘snags’ to overcome – the majority of your family members have no religious affiliations whatsoever and, even if they did have, your bundle of joy has long ago grown out of the treasured family christening robe that has been handed down for generations.
Whether you view a naming ceremony as a secular alternative to a religious service, as a compromise that will keep everyone happy or as an excuse to have a good old-fashioned family party with a ceremony at its heart, there are no restrictions on what it can consist of.
What I am trying to say is that a naming ceremony will allow you to officially welcome your child into their family in whatever way YOU feel is right and appropriate. It can be a completely serious, ritualistic event or a mix of fun and ceremony or frankly, just fun. Whatever you decide, by working together, we can create an event that is Unique2u