Naming ceremonies

The ceremony is non religious and:

  • can be held for more than one of your children at the same time
  • can be held months or years after birth

The ceremony has no legal standing.


The fee is the same no matter how many children are being named. For more information see our registration service fees page.

Cheques should be made payable to "Scottish Borders Council".


The ceremony can be held in:

  • your own home (on completion of a satisfactory risk assessment)
  • a registration office
  • any other venue which are happy to host such ceremonies

More information

If you would like more information about naming ceremonies please contact a Registrar.

Find your nearest registration office

Registration enquiry

Telephone: Monday to Thursday 8am-5pm, Friday 8am-4pm, Saturday 9am-12noon

Address: Council Headquarters
Newtown St. Boswells

Telephone: 0300 100 1800