North Lincolnshire Council

Naming ceremonies

A naming ceremony is a special way of celebrating a child’s birth or adoption. It announces names and welcomes the new arrival into the family and wider community.

The ceremony gives parents the opportunity to declare, before family and friends, their promise to be as good a parent as possible.

Families can choose guiding adults to pledge a unique relationship with the child. Grandparents and other relatives can also confirm their special relationship with the child by making promises.

Ceremonies can take place in the Civic Centre either in the North Lincolnshire Register Office ceremony room or in the Civic Suite ceremony room. They may also take place in any of North Lincolnshire’s approved venues.

The ceremony can be personalised with promises made by the parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters and supporting adults of the child. There is opportunity for poems and readings to be said by family or friends, and a commemorative certificate is signed at the end, before an opportunity for photographs.

The naming ceremony has no religious content.

For more information or advice please contact the Register Office on or 01724 298555.


Current fees for naming ceremonies held at the Civic Centre are shown below. Payment can be made by debit or credit card or by cheque. Please note that we do not take cash payments.

Ceremony Room One

(capacity 20 people)

  • Monday to Thursday: £104
  • Friday: £124
  • Saturday: £144

Ceremony Room Two

(capacity 60 people)

  • Monday to Thursday: £224
  • Friday: £264
  • Saturday: £299

Council Chamber

(capacity 120 people)

Saturday: £324

Ceremonies held in approved venues

  • Monday to Thursday: £314
  • Friday: £329
  • Saturday: £399
  • Sundays and bank holidays: £454

All ceremony charges include a commemorative certificate and VAT at 20 per cent

The Register Office is open

Monday to Friday 9am-4pm

Saturday 10am to 4pm

You can contact us

In person – Civic Centre, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire DN16 1AB

By email –

By telephone – 01724 298555

If you need to contact a registrar in an emergency outside office hours, please call the CCTV Centre on 01724 276444

They will contact us on your behalf and arrange for you to be called back.