Northern Virginia Ethical Society

"Act so as to bring out the best in others, and thereby in yourself"
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Baby Namings & Baby Welcomings
In life, we are all bound together by our need to celebrate life's joys. Ethical Society ceremonies honor the need for individuals to come together, building community by recognizing those things that make each of us unique and important.

The birth of a baby is celebrated by participating in a reflective ceremony that commemorates the family's newest addition and welcomes the child into the social community of its parents. In most ceremonies, parents renew their vows to each other, commit themselves to caring for their child, and ask their community to join in promising to love their child unconditionally.