A naming ceremony is a formal, non-religious event when family, guardians and friends welcome a child into the family.
A naming ceremony is not for changing a child’s name.
The naming certificate will not have any legal status and is not suitable for identification.
Times to be arranged with the celebrant.
Contact the Register Office to make an appointment with a celebrant.
You will be able to discuss readings and music with the celebrant at your appointment.
Parents and grandparents can make promises to each other.
Parents can present a gift to the child.
You can take photos and video during the ceremony.
At the end the celebrant can add good wishes from absent guests.
At the end a certificate is signed by parents and guardians and presented to the family.