A Guide to Registering a Birth

Naming Ceremonies A Naming Ceremony is an occasion for parents, family and friends to pledge their love and commitment to a child. It is an opportunity to celebrate the birth of a new baby or to welcome an adoptive child or step-child into a new relationship and to form a bond within an extended family. A Naming Ceremony allows supporting adults, grandparents and older siblings to offer assurance and guidance through their promises to your child. You can choose poems or readings to enhance the ceremony and may present your child with a special gift to mark the occasion.

Naming Ceremonies can be arranged by any parent, from any cultural background and with any spiritual or religious beliefs. There is no age limit to a Naming Ceremony and more than one child may be named at the same time. We can perform these at any of the Approved Venues within the Royal Borough and you do not have to live in Kensington and Chelsea in order to have a naming ceremony here. Please visit www.rbkc.gov.uk/registrars or email us at registrars@rbkc.gov.uk if you would like further information.

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