South Ayrshire Council can now offer you the opportunity to celebrate your special
family event with a Naming Ceremony for your child or children.
A Naming Ceremony is an expression of commitment to your child in the presence of
family and friends, the bonding together of those special people who will play an
important role in the unfolding life of your child.
Together with the celebrant, you can include special readings, music and family
members or friends to create your own personalised ceremony.
It is a solemn and dignified occasion, which can be used to celebrate the birth
of a child, make an announcement of names, or to welcome a child into your family.
It is an opportunity to make an open commitment to parenthood and to strengthen
relationships by involving family and friends in the love and support of the child's
The ceremony is non-religious and can be held at either of our Registration Offices
or at an agreed venue. As a part of the ceremony, there
will be a signed certificate for the parents to keep as a record of the event. Be
aware however, that the ceremony has no legal standing and cannot be used for identification
Ceremonies held within a Registration Office can be conducted during normal office
hours on weekdays and by arrangement on Saturday afternoons. Ceremonies held at
an agreed venue can be conducted seven days a week and on public holidays (excluding
25th and 26th of December, 1st and 2nd of January) between 9am and 7pm.
For more information or to book your ceremony, please contact any of our