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Do you have Godparents for your children?

and how do you go about choosing them?


Asked by Christmaslver68 at 6:29 AM on Jul. 12, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • No, we don't. When the kids were younger we knew who they would go to if something happened to both hubby and myself, but we've not ever selected traditional God parents.

    Answer by scout_mom at 8:39 AM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • We do not. Don't see the point really. But that's our opinion.

    Answer by Razelda at 6:40 AM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • Godparents are traditionally associated with Catholic baptism. I am not Catholic so I do not have Godparents for my kids. However, we do have a sponsor that stood with us when they were baptized. We selected someone that we knew would love them, support them and contribute to their religious education.

    Answer by ldmrmom at 6:58 AM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • We do. We're Catholic and had both of the boys Baptised. We selected Catholics in good standing from our family and close friends who agreed to help teach our kids the faith as they grew up.

    Answer by Dr.Donna at 7:04 AM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • yes.

    Answer by geminilove7192 at 7:17 AM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • Yes....but Im not Catholic. We chose to do it for personal reasons.

    Answer by annabelle092810 at 7:31 AM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • Catholic here, and we choose good family memebers that too are catholic...

    Answer by JoLee12345 at 2:53 PM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • "Godparents are a religious thing"----no it isn't just a religious thing it is the choice of the parents in case something happened to both of them then they'd know who their children would go to

    Comment by Christmaslver68 (original poster) at 8:12 AM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • Godparents are a religious thing and we're atheist so they don't have any. I didn't either growing up (my parents were ex-Catholic and non-denominational). I got a lot of flak for that in Catholic school but didn't care.

    Answer by justanotherjen at 1:35 PM on Jul. 12, 2011