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Public celebrations of a baby's birth range from traditional baptisms to secular naming ceremonies.

Click the links below for our guide to planning a christening (or alternative), from choosing godparents and christening presents to dress codes, invitations and parties.

See Rites of Passage: Christenings

See Rites of Passage: Godparents





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