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Naming ceremonies

We can offer naming ceremonies to families who wish to celebrate the birth of a new baby or to welcome adopted or step children to the family.

Staff will assist in designing a ceremony to suit the individual needs of the family. The format can include:

  • a welcoming of the child into the family 
  • an announcement of the chosen names 
  • promises of commitment and support for the child from parents and supporting adults 
  • music
  • a selection of poems or readings 
  • signing of the commemorative certificate.

Please note: Naming ceremonies do not contain religious references. Parents wishing to have a religious ceremony should contact their local church or religious community. 

View ceremony venues and prices

Further details are available on request by contacting Hillingdon Register Office .

Page last updated: 01 Apr 2024