Naming ceremonies celebrate the arrival of a new baby or child into your family, including adoptive children and step-children.
To arrange a naming ceremony contact York Register Office to make an appointment.
Naming ceremony venues
Naming ceremonies may take place in the marriage room at York Register Office or anywhere that the celebrant considers suitable, this would include all places approved for marriage.
Naming ceremony dates
York Register Office holds naming ceremonies on Sundays.
Naming ceremony fees
The cost for a registrar to conduct a naming ceremony is:
- £225 at the register office
- £250 at approved venues
Please make postal orders payable to 'City of York Council' or pay by card (we do not accept cheques). Alternatively you can contact York Register Office by telephone and pay using your debit or credit card.
Legal implications of a naming ceremony
Neither the ceremony nor any documents issued following the ceremony have any legal status.