Rite of Naming
Godi lights a white candle.
Godi holds child securely and speaks:
Gods of Asgard!
Hear the words of your people
This day we introduce a new member of the tribe.
He/she is strong and ready to be formally named
As one of your people.
Odin! Skyclad Wanderer!
We look to you
To give your blessings to this newborn
Watch over him/her as he/she grows strong in our path.
Grant him/her your boon
Of happiness and joy
As they grow and become one of your people.
Thor! Red Bearded protector of Man!
We ask for you to look upon this infant with kindness
Give him/her your protection
Throughout the days of his/her life.
We formally name this child: __(child’s full name)___
And ask for your welcome and guidance
As he/her matures through the years of their lives.
Godi anoints child on the forehead with oil speaking:
___(child’s name)___, I give you the blessings of the gods and goddesses.