Please note the registration offices in Grangemouth and Denny will close on Thursday 31 March 2016. The registration provision from 01 April 2016 will be provided from Falkirk Registration Office. An appointment system is available for registrations, please telephone 01324 506580.

A baby naming ceremony is a special way of celebrating your child's birth and welcoming the new arrival into the family.

It is an opportunity to declare, before family and friends, your promise to your child and an opportunity for adult friends, chosen by you, to pledge their special relationship with your child. It is a unique occasion for everyone to feel involved and to offer their support in your child's future development.


What happens at a naming ceremony?

The ceremony will be personalised according to your requirements, but all naming ceremonies have six essential sections:

  • Introduction and welcome by the Ceremonies Officer
  • Readings
  • Naming of the child
  • Parents' promises
  • Supporting adults promises
  • Closing words

You may also wish to include:

  • Reasons for the choice of name
  • Acknowledgement or thanks to grandparents
  • Acknowledgement of absent relatives and friends

How much will it cost?

When Fee
Monday to Friday £180
Saturday £210
Sunday £240
Public Holiday £250

A £100 deposit (non-refundable) is payable on booking a baby naming ceremony.

The fee displayed in the above table is for a ceremonies officer to conduct the ceremony. If the ceremony is held within a Falkirk Council ceremony room there is no additional charge.

Should you wish to hold the ceremony within an approved licensed venue then you may be charged an additional fee. All enquiries in relation to prices and availability must be made directly to the venue.


How to arrange a naming ceremony

To book a naming ceremony, please contact registration@falkirk.gov.uk or 01324 501286.

For venues other than registration offices, please check that the venue is available on the date you want before contacting the registrar.