Naming Ceremonies

Naming Ceremonies

by Mandy Ross


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What are the Five Ks in Sikhism? What does atiq mean? Who helps choose the name of a Muslim baby? Naming Ceremonies explores the ways people in different cultures and religions celebrate the naming of a new baby. Some naming ceremonies are held at the birth itself, while others do not take place for weeks or even months after birth! This book describes the way some cultures consult horoscopes to choose a baby's name, while others, like the Chinese, use generation names. It also includes religious naming ceremonies, such as those carried out in Judaism and Hinduism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403445971
Publisher: Heinemann Library
Publication date: 10/28/2003
Series: Rites of Passage Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.08(w) x 10.14(h) x 0.16(d)
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

Table of Contents

What's in a Name?4
Aboriginal Naming Ceremony6
Inuit Traditions8
Muslim Aqiqah Ceremony10
Yoruba Traditions12
Jewish Traditions14
Sikh Naming Ceremony16
Buddhist Naming and Blessing18
Native American Baby-Naming Ceremony20
Hindu Traditions22
Chinese Traditions24
Christian Traditions26
New and Old Traditions28
More Books to Read31

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