Naming Ceremonies

Due to Coronavirus, there are changes to some of our services, including the conducting of marriages, ceremonies and burials / cremations and the registration services for births and deaths. You can arrange a registration appointment here.

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This non-statutory ceremony is a very special way of celebrating and welcoming your child or children into the family and community. It enables you, to announce their name(s), to make your personal commitment to them and if you choose allows family and friends to participate in this special occasion.
Anyone with parental responsibility can arrange a Naming Ceremony for babies or children of any age. The childs birth certificate will need to be produced before the ceremony can take place.
The ceremony can be held within any Argyll and Bute Council Registration Office or at a mutually agreed venue.


Please contact your local registration office who will advise you of the current fees for a naming ceremony.