Ceremony of Naming
Worcestershire County Council now offers the opportunity
for all parents to welcome their child into society and to
celebrate the name they have given him/her.
These ceremonies can take place at any Registration Office
Premises in Worcestershire at a mutually convenient time. You
do not have to live within the County to have one of our special
There is a main outline ceremony which can be enhanced by your
own personal readings
- Opening Words
- Parents' promise to bring up child/children
- Chosen friends' promises
- Grandparents' promises (optional)
- Naming of child and presentation of certificate (but please
note this will have no legal status)
- Closing Words
The ceremony will be performed by Registration Service
personnel, although they will not be acting in their official
capacity as Registrars.
You cannot have any religious content in your ceremony.
These ceremonies have no legal status and are purely
The Registration Service personnel will not be acting in their
official capacity as Registrars.
The ceremony cannot be used to change a child's name.
A Commemorative Certificate will be presented (but please note
this will have no legal status).
Telephone, visit or email any of our registration
offices to discuss and arrange your ceremony requirements. You
will be required to produce the child's Birth Certificate to the
Registration Service personnel at the time of booking your
ceremony. You will then be offered an appointment to attend the
office and discuss your individual requirements.
There is a fee payable for this service. Please contact your
local registration office for details. This fee will
be payable at the time of booking the ceremony.
This page was last reviewed 20 December 2012 at 15:35.
The page is next due for review 18 June 2014.