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.


Fees apply to the Town Hall ceremony rooms and other venues including your own home:

  • Monday to Saturday: £150 + VAT (£180)
  • Sunday and Bank Holidays: £170 + VAT (£204)

Contact Register Office

Town Hall
Pinstone Street

S1 2HH