While a naming ceremony is a socially and emotionally significant way
to welcome your child into your family and your community, it has no
legal standing, so you will also need to
What you choose to for your child's first name or names, and for your
child's surname is entirely up to you.
- Ensure that your child's birth is registered as
required by law
- Record your wishes regarding appointment of a legal
guardian for the child in the event of your death. This is normally
done in your will or other legal document drawn up by your solicitor.
However, the Registrar of Births Deaths and Marriages can refuse to
register any name considered to be obscene, contrary to public
interest, overly long or prohibited. Call your child by a name that
includes or resembles and official title or honorific is not allowed,
so no child can be named Prince,
Princess, Lady, Mister, etc.
LIkewise, names that are overly long, that include symbols, or that
consist of phrases or sentences will be rejected.