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Naming Ceremonies

Find out what a naming ceremony is, and who can have them.

Find out how much a naming ceremony will cost

Some readings and poems that are suitable for a naming ceremony

Promises parents can make for their child – you can write your own to make the meaning more personal, or have a look through our examples here

Examples of promises your supporting adults may wish to make to your child

Some examples to inspire the grandparents if they wish to take part

Many families wish to include music into their ceremony.

You can ask a family member or guest to tell the story of your family so far – this can include how you met, how your family has grown, or what your plans for the future may be

There are many ways you may like to remember loved ones on your day who for whatever reason cannot be with you

The Registrar can include as part of your ceremony a thank you to those who have travelled from away for attending or someone who has helped with the all the arrangements.

Our focus is on making it possible for families to have the day they are dreaming of. Getting in touch with the relevant registrar as early as possible helps to achieve this.

Your naming ceremony is a very personal occasion and all Argyll and Bute Registration staff want to help you make your ceremony special and tailored to your requirements.