Scientology Naming Ceremony

In the Scientology religion, the ceremony to celebrate the birth of a child is called the Scientology naming ceremony.

Naming ceremony at the Church of Scientology London
Naming ceremony at the Church of Scientology London

It has a further importance for members of the religion. Scientologists recognize the immortality of the spiritual being—a fundamental belief of the religion—and it follows that in starting a new life, a being can experience disorientation. It is therefore important to orient newborns to a new family and surroundings and bring them into communication with their family.

In the Scientology naming ceremony, a child formally receives his or her new identity, is introduced to their parents and godparents and is resoundingly welcomed to the congregation.

The naming ceremony also reminds parents and godparents of their responsibilities, not the least of which is to impart their own hardwon experience and to provide guidance, while bearing in mind it is for each being to choose his own path in life.

The naming ceremony results in the child being welcomed and oriented to his or her new life.

The full text of one of the Scientology naming ceremonies is available on the Scientology website.

religion Scientology