A naming ceremony is a special way to celebrate the birth of your child, or welcome an adopted child or stepchildren into your family or wider community. The ceremony is non-religious and has no legal standing but is a way to show a public gesture of love and support for your child.
What happens in a naming ceremony?
Our team will work with you to create a special event that you can treasure.
The ceremony is unique to you and can be as simple or as detailed as you wish. It will typically last around 30 minutes and includes:
- introduction and welcome
- readings or poems
- naming of the child
- parents’ promises to their child
- supporting adults’ promises to the child
- signing of the commemorative certificate
- closing words.
Please contact the Brent Register Office for more information and to book your baby naming ceremony.