The Rite of Naming is a ceremonial event held in Mournhold and perhaps in other elven cities.

When a child is born to the royal Lord and Lady they share the joy with citizens of Mournhold by going out and publicly giving the child a name. This is due to the fact that despite their incredibly long lifespan children are few among the Elves. No Elven woman conceives more than four times, and that is very rare. Two is the usual number. Some bear none, and some only one.

Among the people of Mournhold, the birth of an heir or heiress is a sure sign of future peace and prosperity. Barenziah was named in such event.[1]