Anne O’Brien

Bluebell Naming Ceremonies is a very personal venture for me. I was inspired to become a celebrant when we organised my daughter’s naming ceremony (many years ago now!). My own journey to parenthood had been a struggle and I thought what a privilege it would be to create and deliver such a wonderful celebration for other families.

Families are formed in all sorts of ways (my youngest daughter is adopted) and it’s my ambition to create beautiful events which celebrate these important moments in life, in whatever form they might take. Whether its through birth, adoption, blending, donor conception or surrogacy it really doesn’t matter. What matters is that you’re a family. You story is wonderful and unique and I’d be thrilled to help you tell it.

Like many people, I don’t have a particular faith, so a naming ceremony was the perfect way for me to welcome my children into the world. I love language and the power and subtlety of words, so my quest is to create modern naming ceremonies, that recognise the joy and informality of family life in the 21st century, but that carry moments of reflection too.

I’m based in the lovely village of Barford St John on the edge of the Cotswolds, so I cover Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire. I hold a Diploma in Celebrancy and am a proud member of the Association of Independent Celebrants.

Contact me to discuss how we can create a really beautiful ceremony together.

Planning your celebration

Contact me to discuss how we can create a really beautiful ceremony together.

07788 757822

Bluebell Naming Ceremonies
Creating beautiful, bespoke celebrations to welcome a new child into a family's life.
Oxford, Warwick, Northampton, Cotswolds and the surrounding areas.