Naming ceremonies

A naming ceremony is a non-religious way to celebrate the arrival of your child; ceremonies are for children of all ages.

Organising a naming ceremony

A naming ceremony is individual to the needs of your family and gives you a formal opportunity to:

  • welcome an adopted child or stepchildren into your family

  • celebrate the birth and welcome your child into the family and wider community
  • announce the names that you have chosen
  • 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.

A specially written ceremony is available, which you can tailor to your needs.

You can present your child or children with a special gift to mark the occasion. A souvenir record will be presented at the end of the ceremony.

Check our naming ceremony fee

Book your naming ceremony

You don’t have to live in Barnet to arrange a naming ceremony with us. Your ceremony can take place at one of our approved premises or at any location - including your home or garden.

To book a naming ceremony please contact us at the Register Office


Telephone: 020 8359 6400
Enquiries: Contact us online

Barnet Registration and Nationality Service
Hendon Town Hall, The Burroughs, London, NW4 4BG

Opening hours
Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5pm,
Saturday from 9am to 4pm
Sunday from 9am to 1pm

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