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September 19th, 2006, 01:59 AM
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There are some of the traditions associated with baby naming ceremonies around the world:

Christians generally don't have a separate baby naming ceremony. Many Christians combine the baby's naming ceremony along with the Christening of the baby. This allows all close family and friends to be present for both important occasions.

The Japanese baby naming ceremony is traditionally held on the seventh day after the baby's birth. A baby is given a first name and a last name with no middle name. The name is usually written in kanji or Chinese characters, which can have multiple pronunciations.

In Sierra Leone , a baby is named only after the umbilical cord has dropped off. Prior to that it is believed that the baby does not yet have an identity of its own. During the ceremony the baby's hair is shaved off and the paternal aunt offers chewed kola nut and pepper to the baby from her own mouth. This is to wish the baby a long and brave life.

While it is popular and respectful in European and American cultures to name the baby after a parent or grandparent, most Asians cultures would frown upon that. The simple reason being that in most Asian cultures one does not take the name of one's elders. Hence to name your son or daughter after your parent means ...
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