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Naming ceremony

How to book a naming ceremony to welcome a child into your family.

A naming ceremony is a wonderful way to welcome a child into your family. You can arrange a naming ceremony for a child of any age, a newborn baby or an older or adoptive child.

To hold a ceremony in the Ceremony Room or at approved premises in Torbay you must book with us.

Make sure the approved venue is available before booking your ceremony.

Book the registrar for your ceremony


There is a charge if you want to hold a celebration ceremony in Torbay. To see the amount you will need to pay, check the celebration ceremony fees page.

We take a £90 deposit so make sure you have your credit or debit card to hand when you book.

The ceremony

Each ceremony is unique and an alternative option for people who do not want to have a religious ceremony.

The ceremony usually lasts between 15 and 30 minutes. It can be formal or informal and include readings, poetry, music and people that are special to you.

The ceremony has no legal status.

Contact Registrars