Naming ceremonies

You can hold a naming ceremony for children of any age. You’ll receive a souvenir certificate signed by the Registrar and a gift for your child from ourselves.

The ceremony

Your ceremony can include:

  • welcome introduction
  • readings
  • naming of the child
  • parents’ promises
  • sponsors/guardians’ promises
  • grandparents’ promises
  • lighting of a candle after promises (optional)
  • presentation of a gift by parents (optional)
  • signing of presentation certificate
  • closing words
Booking fee

A non-refundable booking fee of £30 is required to secure a date and time. This is an additional cost not included in the standard fees.


Ceremonies in the Town Hall cost £292 (including VAT) and take place Monday to Saturday including Bank Holidays.

Ceremonies in your home or another venue cost £365 (including VAT) and can take place Monday to Sunday including Bank Holidays.

Contact Register Office - Weddings

Town Hall
Pinstone Street
S1 2HH

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