Civil Naming Ceremony

A Civil Naming Ceremony is the perfect way to celebrate the birth of your child in a non-religious ceremony and is a wonderful way to welcome your new arrival. You do not have to live on the Isles of Scilly to hold your ceremony here; this ceremony can take place in either the Isles of Scilly Register Office or any of our Approved Venues.

It is not just the birth of a child that can herald a celebration of a new addition to the family. Many couples may have children from previous relationships - and what better way to make these children feel part of a new family than by celebrating with a ceremony. For anyone who adopts a child, a Civil Naming ceremony is a great way of welcoming that child into their lives and declaring your commitment to giving the child a loving home.

Any parent or legal guardian with parental responsibility for the child can make the arrangements. Parents do not need to be married, and if you are having a Civil Marriage ceremony or a Civil Partnership Registration, a naming ceremony can be held immediately after.

To help plan your ceremony we will send you a ceremony pack with suggestions which will help you make your choices.

For more information you can view or download our leaflet.

 You can also contact the Registration Team on 01720 424321
or email registration@scilly.gov.uk