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.
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
(capacity 120 people)
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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.