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We Call You By Your Name


Celebrant or reader: We welcome you among us
All: We call you by your name

Name


May your name be spoken patiently
and always used with love

We welcome you among us
We call you by your name

Name


May your name bring delight to your family
and recall joy among your friends

We welcome you among us
We call you by your name

Name


May you speak your own name with gratitude
for your deepening sense of worth

We welcome you among us
We call you by your name

Name


May the sound of your name be the key
that unlocks true love in your life

We welcome you among us
We call you by your name

Name


May your name reflect your special gifts,
your wonderful, blessed self.

We welcome you among us
We call you by your name

 


Elspeth Murray, 2005-2019
Please feel free to use and share with others. This is regularly used for baptisms at St James, Leith, and has been updated with trans naming rituals in mind.

Use first name only, or full name as you choose. Another choice is whether the celebrant or reader says the name as the start of each blessing or whether it is said by everyone at the end of the line, "We call you by your name, Name."


 

 

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