Naming ceremony

You can arrange a naming ceremony for a child of any age. If you're celebrating the birth of a new baby you can include the naming of an older sibling.

Ceremonies can be held at the Drakes Suite at Plymouth Register Office or an approved venue and can be formal or informal and include readings, poetry, music and people that are special to you.

Typical order of service:

  • Introduction and welcome
  • Readings or a speech by a special guest
  • Parents' promises
  • Guiding parents' promises
  • Signing of the certificate
  • Closing words

How to book

To book a naming ceremony call 01752 268331 or email regoff@plymouth.gov.uk.

Cost

  • Deposit (non-refundable) - £30
  • Booking amendment fee (non-refundable) - £10
  • Weekday - £190
    (£186 from 1 April 2017)
  • Saturday - £280
    (£277 from 1 April 2017)
  • Sunday - £375
    (£370 from 1 April 2017)