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Naming Ceremony Pictures: How To Dress For Your Baby’s Naming

Naming ceremony is a tradition in Nigeria and West Africa as a whole. It is a special occasion in Nigeria that symbolizes your culture and brings extended families together and families of different ethnic groups together, the extended families are given opportunities to name the baby. For Yoruba’s and the Ibo’s  a child’s name is often initiated from by circumstances surrounding the of birth of the child. Below are naming ceremony pictures, dressing, food and more to spice up your baby’s naming. Read On


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There is no right or wrong way to dress during your baby’s or a friend baby naming ceremony. It is not mandatory but usually the parents wear the same outfit, dress according to what you can reach – or what you already have in your closet. In most cases Iro and Buba Lace, lovely beaded necklace, simple well tied Gele scarf and makeup to enhance your beauty, all these gives you an appealing look to make your baby’s naming ceremony outstanding and the talk of the town.

HOW TO DRESS FOR A NAMING CEREMONY

Iso Omo Loruko is the Yoruba term for naming ceremony, yoruba’s take names serious and the ceremony is normally held on the 8 day, While the Ibo’s naming ceremony (Igu Nwa Afa) is done on the 4th day he/she is born but most parents prefer doing it in church – thanks given. This type of event can be held anywhere (home, church or rented auditorium) , during this ceremony a long list of names is called out


WHAT KIND FOOD SERVED AT NAMING CEREMONY


Typically, some specific food are served at naming ceremonies but these days it is depended on what you the host can afford and according to individual preferences. When planning a naming ceremony, ensure you do so on a budget to avoid running empty – remember you have an infant who’s demand may be unpredictable.  Below are a few dishes served at occasions such as this:

IGBOS SERVES
  • Swallow - Pounded Yam (utaraji), Garri, Semo and Akpu (loi-loi)
  • Soup – Egusi, Bitter leave soup and Oha
  • Jollof Rice with salad and all kind of drinks


YORUBA’S SERVES
  • Pounded yam (inyan) with Okra soup
  • Eba or Amala with Egusi
  • Rice served with peppered stew(obe ata)


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