A Naming Ceremony is a personalised way of celebrating the birth of your child and welcoming the new arrival into your family. It can also be utilised for welcoming stepchildren or adoptive children into a new family. It is a unique opportunity to pledge your parental commitment to the child, before your family and friends. Also other adult friends or relatives can acknowledge their special relationship with the child or children.
Each ceremony can be tailor made to incorporate the individual needs and wishes of the family. Families can include their own selection of words, readings and music to personalise the ceremony to the child or children involved.
Included in the ceremony is a celebratory certificate, which is signed by the parents, any supporting adults and the registrar. The child or children can be of any age. The parents, legal guardians, or anyone who hold parental responsibility can arrange a ceremony regardless of martial status, cultural or religious beliefs. The ceremony has no legal standing.
It is possible to conduct the ceremonies at Priory Hall, Dudley or at any of the approved premises within the borough. ( A list of venues can be obtained from the register office).
The fees for the ceremony will depend up the where and when the ceremony is held. This can be discussed with a member of register office staff.