Will You Name Godparents?

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Will You Name Godparents?
Tue, 10-22-2013 - 10:00am

At Wednesday’s royal christening, six people will become the proud godparents of Prince George. While the palace has yet to confirm who the half dozen are, royal watchers are speculating that some of the names include Will and Kate’s closest friends.

But these days, more Americans may be eschewing the godparent tradition, opting only for a legal guardian in the event that something happens to both parents — over that “special aunt or uncle” who plays a symbolic role in a child’s upbringing. Traditionally, the role of a godparent has religious overtones. In many denominations of Christianity, a godmother or godfather is someone who sponsors a child’s official entrance into the church. For nonsectarian families, a godparent has historically been an individual chosen by parents to take an active interest in a child’s personal or character development.


Do you think you'll be naming Godparents for your child?

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Registered: 01-23-2014
Sun, 01-26-2014 - 9:03pm

I think I would like to pick a godparent from the people who show their true colors and true friendship during my pregnancy. Not everything about my situation is traditional and I think some friends may take issue or make judgements about it. I would like to bestow the honor on one of my friends who has already been really supportive. But it's something I'll have to think about a bit. :)

Best, Jessie

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