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What happens during the ceremony? | Hold a naming ceremony | Birmingham City Council

What happens during the ceremony?

A ceremony usually lasts for around 30 minutes, but can be tailored to be as simple or as complex as you wish.

A typical naming ceremony includes:

  • introduction and welcome
  • readings or poems
  • music
  • naming of the child
  • parents’ promises to their child
  • supporting adults’ promises to the child
  • signing of the commemorative certificate
  • closing words

At the end of the ceremony you will also receive a unique commemorative certificate. You can buy additional commemorative certificates to present to your supporting adults; these can be pre-ordered at a cost of £10 per certificate.