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Ceremony of Naming

Ceremony of Naming

Image of a Naming Day PlateWorcestershire 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 or Approved Premises in Worcestershire at a mutually convenient time. You do not have to live within the County to have one of our special ceremonies

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 celebratory.

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.

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This page was last reviewed 24 July 2013 at 16:07.
The page is next due for review 20 January 2015.