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What is a naming ceremony?

A naming ceremony is a wonderful way to celebrate the birth of a new baby or to welcome an adopted child or step-children into your family and wider community. Many families choose to hold a naming ceremony to celebrate their child’s arrival.

Naming ceremonies can be arranged by any parent or guardian, and there is no age limit so older children can be included in the same ceremony.

The ceremony has no legal standing but it is an opportunity for a public gesture of love and support for your child.

At Birmingham Register Office we provide fully trained Celebrants who will ensure that your ceremony is a special event and will tailor your ceremony to suit your child’s age and your family situation.

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