Naming ceremonies are a wonderful way to welcome your little one into the world and celebrate their arrival with your nearest and dearest. \nLess formal than a traditional Christening, naming ceremonies are the modern way many new parents are celebrating their new addition, as you can create a truly unique and memorable event. \nIf you’re considering throwing a naming ceremony for your baby, we’ve listed a few of the trends we love that can help you host a party that will be one to remember. \n\nMaking the Family Match \nWhile your baby will no doubt take centre stage on their big day, the trend for families wearing matching, or similar themed outfits is one that’s got us admiring adorable families across the world. \nWith both parents, and even siblings dressed up for the special occasion, it’s a wonderful opportunity to get the entire family looking their best and coming together as one. \nAdmittedly this trend was initially started in America, but as parents in the UK begin to adopt the naming ceremony trend more parents are beginning to enjoy matching up their outfits for the occasion to celebrate becoming a family. \nIf you’re unsure about what to wear or don’t know how to coordinate your outfits for complete cuteness, head over to Instagram to search on photographers feeds for beautiful new baby snaps, or search through Pinterest for the many inspiring family photoshoots. \n\nSwapping Instagram for Disposable Cameras \nWe love to share everything on social media, but many parents are getting a little uncomfortable with the lack of control they have over the image sharing of their new baby. \nWith this in mind, a common trend has begun to occur where social media is banned on the naming ceremony day, and instead, guests are given disposable cameras to help them capture the special moments they would like to treasure. \nIt may sound a little old school, but this trend is becoming increasingly popular and can help you create even more physical photographs of your little one’s special day. \n\nEco-friendly gifting \nThere are so many gorgeous gifts you can choose for the guests that attend your naming ceremony, but there’s been a significant shift towards eco-friendly gifting, as more parents have become aware of the impact of their gifts. \nFrom beautiful portraits of the new baby, hand decorated biscuits, to seeds which can be planted in the garden. Many parents are now providing their guests with thoughtful gifts that don’t harm the future planet their baby will inherit. \nTo gain some inspiration for eco-friendly gifts have a look on Pinterest, there’s so many to choose from, you may end up sending them home with an entire goody bag. \n\nDitching gifts for future pledges \nBabies are often inundated with new clothes and toys during their first year, which is why it’s no surprise that many new parents are ditching gifts at the naming ceremony, and instead, asking friends and relatives to pledge something to the future of their little one. \nThis can range from taking them on a special day out, to helping them learn a new skill. \n\nWe think this a such a heart-warming and thoughtful way to make guests feel involved with the new baby, and get excited about the future they can help build.