A naming ceremony allows you to make a commitment in public to say that you will love and support your child; and involve the people who will have a special role in your child's life.
Naming ceremonies are suitable for naming babies and for children from birth to 15 years of age.
You can also use the ceremony to mark and celebrate adopting a child or the start of a new family with children from previous marriages.
A local government officer who is experienced in carrying out ceremonies will carry out the naming ceremony.
You may not use a naming ceremony to change your child's name. If your child's name is not how it appears on their birth certificate you should apply to change their name officially before you can have a naming ceremony.
For more information on this please visit NRS - Change of name.
You can book the ceremony if you are the parent or guardian of the child or you are legally responsible for looking after the child.
If you are the child's parents, you do not need to be married.
Naming ceremonies are not just for babies. You may want to include your older children in the ceremony as well as your new child.
Please phone the Registrar's office on 0141 287 7654 to make a booking or to check availability. The line is open Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm.
You can have a naming ceremony in our ceremony rooms in Glasgow or at any other venue that has been agreed for ceremony use.
You must pay for your naming ceremony when you book it. The fee is non-refundable. The cost of a naming ceremony depends on the day, time and location you want to have the ceremony.
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