Hold a naming ceremony

Many parents choose to hold a naming ceremony to celebrate their child’s arrival. If you're one of them, we can tailor your ceremony to suit your child’s age and your family situation.

A typical naming ceremony lasts for around 30 minutes and includes:

  • readings or poems
  • music
  • parents’ promises to their child
  • supporting adults’ promises to the child
  • a certificate signing (each child is presented with a naming certificate, signed as part of the ceremony).

Naming ceremonies can be held at Birmingham Register Office or an approved venue (approved premises). Unfortunately, our staff can’t attend venues that haven’t been approved.

Day Birmingham Register Office Approved venues
Mon to Fri £165 £420
Saturday £165 £530
Sunday N/A
Bank Holidays £165

The fees above don’t include any additional fees the venue will charge.

Please contact us to book a naming ceremony or discuss further details.