Naming ceremonies

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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.

Naming ceremony venues

You can hold a naming ceremony at York Register Office or anywhere that the celebrant considers suitable, including all places approved for marriage.

Find out more about the facilities at York Register Office or take a virtual tour.

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:

  • £230 at York Register Office
  • £255 at an approved venue

Contact York Register Office by telephone to pay using your debit or credit card. Alternatively you can postal orders payable to 'City of York Council' (we do not accept cheques).

Legal implications of a naming ceremony

Neither the ceremony nor any documents issued following a naming ceremony have any legal status.

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