The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
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 their new family. Supporting adults, grandparents and older siblings are able to make their promises to the child and you can choose poems or readings to enhance the ceremony. Naming ceremonies can be arranged by anyone, from any cultural background and with any spiritual or religious beliefs. There is no age limit to a naming ceremony and more than
one sibling may be named at the same time. Naming ceremonies have no legal recognition.
Commitment ceremonies This is an opportunity for couples wishing to have a ceremony where they may declare their love and commitment for each other in front of family and friends. Commitment ceremonies have no legal recognition.
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