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gingerbunny Tue 28-Jul-09 16:01:36

We are currently organising a naming day for our second son. I am looking for a song and poems to read during the day. We had John Lennon's beautiful boy for our first son's and I don't really want to use it again. Also nothing with god/heaven etc in it as we are none believers!
thanks

midnightexpress Tue 28-Jul-09 16:11:26

Could you find anything connected to the name you're giving him? Tell us what it is if you want to.

Naming days are lovely. I went to a lovely one in a highland forest with a big picnic - twas lovely.

Karam Tue 28-Jul-09 17:18:18

I had the following poem for my DD's naming day. There are few versions of it knocking around on the internet.

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.

Otherwise, the humanists do a book and that contains some readings too.

hth

saggyhairyarse Tue 28-Jul-09 20:43:33

We had Don't Stop Me Now by Queen for our DS2 as he is manic!

gingerbunny Tue 28-Jul-09 23:12:08

Thanks for your suggestions.
Our first son's day was very special and unique and we are hoping to achieve the same for this one. His name is Zack logan.

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