Naming Ceremonies & Renewal of Vows

Information on naming ceremonies and renewal of vows

The registration offices are currently closed for all face to face registrations. Birth and Marriage registrations have currently been suspended across all of Scotland but you are still able to register a death.

Our Registration service is currently open 7 days a week for death registrations. These are currently being completed over the telephone once the certifying doctor has forwarded the medical cause of death certificate to the registration office by email along with contact details for next of kin. If you have any enquiries about registration a death during this difficult time then you can contact our office on either 01506 281898 and 01506 282914 or by email registration@westlothian.gov.uk

Naming Ceremony

What is a Naming Ceremony?

A Naming Ceremony is a non-religious celebration for parent(s) or guardian(s) to announce the name they have chosen for their child/children and can be a celebration to welcome the child in to the family. In the presence of family and friends, parents will make promises of love and commitment to the child. You can also choose family members or friends to take the role of 'supporting adults' to the child.

One of our Registrars will arrange the ceremony with you. You can personalise the ceremony to your own requirements and include readings and personal promises.

A commemorative certificate is signed by the parent(s) and supporting adults.

Who are they for?

What documents to do I need to provide?

Where can a ceremony take place?

Fees

 

For more information please contact one of our offices

Renewal of Vows

This ceremony is for any married couple who wish to renew their marriage vows at any point in their marriage but often on a special anniversary or even for couples who have married abroad and wish to hold a ceremony upon their return.

The ceremony has no legal status however a commemorative certificate is signed at the end of the ceremony by the couple and two witnesses.

One of our Registrars will arrange the ceremony with you. You can personalise the ceremony to your own requirements to include readings, acknowledgement of children and personal vows or promises to each other.

What documents to do I need to provide?

Where can a ceremony take place?

Fees

For more information please contact one of our offices