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What individuals want to do is up to them, but as a 'Sikh' and as a minimum we should be following the Maryada which describes the naming ceremony. Here is a copy paste from SikhAnswers. In addition to the naming ceremony it is beneficial to give 'Gurti' to the young child preferably soon after the birth.

Sikh ceremonies are not rituals or occasions for the display of affluence and ego, but acts of thanks-giving and prayer, suited to the occasion. There is no ceremony at the time of the birth of the child in a Sikh family, even though the event produces a feeling of joy among the near relatives. However, when the mother and the child are in a position to move about, say a few weeks after the birth, the family takes the opportunity of performing the Naming Ceremony.

Below is a description of Naam Sanskaar or “Naming Ceremony” in accordance to the Panthic Sikh Rehat Maryada:


ੳ) ਸਿੱਖ ਦੇ ਘਰ ਬਾਲਕ ਦਾ ਜਨਮ ਹੋਣ ਮਗਰੋਂ ਜਦ ਮਾਤਾ ਉਠਣ ਬੈਠਣ ਤੇ ਇਸ਼ਨਾਨ ਕਰਨ ਦੇ ਯੋਗ ਹੋਵੇ ਤਾਂ (ਦਿਨਾਂ ਦੀ ਕੋਈ ਗਿਣਤੀ ਮੁਕੱਰਰ ਨਹੀਂ) ਟੱਬਰ ਤੇ ਸੰਬੰਧੀ ਗੁਰਦੁਆਰੇ ਕੜਾਹ ਪ੍ਰਸ਼ਾਦਿ ਲੈ ਕੇ ਜਾਣ ਜਾਂ ਕਰਾਉਣ ਅਤੇ ਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਦੇ ਹਜ਼ੂਰ ‘ਪਰਮੇਸਿਰ ਦਿਤਾ ਬੰਨਾ’ (ਸੋਰਿਠ ਮ: ੫) ‘ਸਿਤਗੁਰੂ ਸਾਚੈ ਦੀਆ ਭੇਜਿ’ (ਆਸਾ ਮ:੫) ਆਦਿ ਖੁਸ਼ੀ ਤੇ ਧੰਨਵਾਦ ਵਾਲੇ ਸ਼ਬਦ ਪੜ੍ਹਨ, ਉਪ੍ਰੰਤ, ਜੇਕਰ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਜੀ ਦਾ ਪਾਠ ਰੱਖਿਆ ਹੋਵੇ ਤਾਂ ਪਾਠ ਦਾ ਭੋਗ ਪਾਇਆ ਜਾਵੇ, ਫਿਰ ਵਾਕ ਲਿਆ ਜਾਵੇ। ਵਾਕ ਦੇ ਅਰੰਭ ਦੇ ਸ਼ਬਦ ਦਾ ਜੋ ਪਿਹਲਾ ਅੱਖਰ ਹੋਵੇ, ਉਸ ਤੋਂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥੀ ਸਿੰਘ ਬੱਚੇ ਦਾ ਨਾਮ ਤਜਵੀਜ਼ ਕਰੇ ਅਤੇ ਸੰਗਤ ਦੀ ਪ੍ਰਵਾਨਗੀ ਲੈ ਕੇ ਨਾਮ ਪ੍ਰਗਟ ਕਰੇ। ਲੜਕੇ ਦੇ ਨਾਉਂ ਪਿੱਛੇ ‘ਸਿੰਘ’ ਸ਼ਬਦ ਅਤੇ ਲੜਕੀ ਦੇ ਨਾਮ ਪਿੱਛੇ ‘ਕੌਰ’ ਸ਼ਬਦ ਲਗਾਇਆ ਜਾਵੇ। ਉਪ੍ਰੰਤ, ਅਨੰਦ ਸਾਹਿਬ (ਛੇ ਪਉੜੀਆਂ) ਮਗਰੋਂ ਬੱਚੇ ਦੇ ਨਾਮ ਸੰਸਕਾਰ ਦੀ ਖੁਸ਼ੀ ਦਾ ਯੋਗ ਸ਼ਬਦਾਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਅਰਦਾਸਾ ਕਰ ਕੇ ਕੜਾਹ ਪ੍ਰਸ਼ਾਦਿ ਵਰਤਾਇਆ ਜਾਵੇ।

“(a) In a Sikh’s household, as soon after the birth of a child as the mother becomes capable of moving about and taking bath (irrespective of the number of days which that takes), the family and relatives should go to a Gurdwara with Karhaah Prashaad (sacred pudding) or get Karhaah Prashaad made in the Gurdwara and recite in the holy presence of the Guru Granth Sahib such hymns as “Parmeshar ditaa banaa” {Sorath M. 5} (The Almighty Lord has granted support, [sorath M. 5, Guru Granth Sahib Ang 628]); “Satguru sache dia bhej” {Asa M. 5} (The true Lord has sent this gift [Asa M. 5, Guru Granth Sahib Ang 396]) that are expressive of joy and thankfulness. Thereafter if a reading of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji had been taken up, that should be concluded. Then the holy Hukam (command) should be taken. A name starting with the first letter of the Shabad of the Hukam (command) should he proposed by the Granthi (man in attendance of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji) and, after its acceptance by the congregation, the name should be announced by him. The boy’s name must have the suffix “Singh” and the girl’s, the suffix “Kaur”. After that the Anand Sahib (short version comprising six stanzas) should be recited and the Ardas in appropriate terms expressing joy over the naming ceremony be offered and the Karhah Prashad distributed.”

The Hukam or command taken at the Naming ceremony is a Hukam for the child and parents, which Guru Jee’s guidance and instruction. From the Hukam (command), the first letter from the first word of the shabad is used to choose a name. When choosing a name, such a name should be picked which is inspiring and uplifting because a name affects the child in later life. Picking one a name using the letter giving by Guru Ji, the parents receive the Guru’s blessings. When the name is chosen by the parents and approved by the Granthi (the Sikh man or woman in attendance of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji) then it should be announced to the Saadh Sangat, congregation. On announcing it to the congregation, someone should shout, ‘Bole So Nihaal: Sat Sree Akaal!’ (Whosoever responds to this call shall be blessed: True is the Immortal Lord). This signifies the congregation has accepted the name.

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