Naming ceremonies

We are currently unable to offer non-statutory ceremonies such as baby naming. We will update our website when we are in a position to recommence.

In Gloucestershire we strive to make sure your naming ceremony is a unique and memorable experience.

The naming ceremony is designed to meet the individual needs of the family and provide a dignified and formal opportunity to:

  • celebrate the birth and welcome your child into the family and wider community
  • announce the names that you have chosen and, if desired, explain the reasons behind the choice
  • make promises of commitment to nurture and support your child into adult life
  • choose other adults prepared to promise a special supportive relationship to your child

Naming ceremonies aren't just for babies though, you can welcome a child of any age into a family either through adoption or marriage. A naming ceremony can make a lovely addition to your civil ceremony; please contact us for further details.

A naming ceremony does not carry any legal status and cannot contain any religious referenceCeremonies can be held at a registration office or at any of the approved venues in Gloucestershire.

Please see our ceremony fees for current price list.

Next step

For more information please contact our ceremonies team at or 01452 425060 (option 3).

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