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#1 ~CSaM~

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 12:58 PM

Hi Ladies,

Just a quick question, do you have to have Godparents when you get your baby Christened? The only reason I ask is it will cause WAY too many arguments trying to pick Godparents so would prefer to have none.

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 08:21 PM

Yes, you do. Do you specifically want your bub baptised, or would a blessing at a naming day be good too? That way you won't need to choose anyone.

otherwise, you could use safe bets and choose your parents?

At the end of the day, who you choose is your business. My brother has been chosen for both my children, I regret who is Kaele's god mother, but am very happy and confident in who we;ve chosen for Miller. We, don't tell people unless they ask, and if anyone has their name outta place..meh, its who WE believe, would perform the roll we want them to, the best.
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Posted 26 July 2010 - 08:57 PM

Thanks Renee, I thought that was the case. I have two sisters, neither are very good role models and who I would never ask to be godmothers, and I'm not close to my parents at all. Ideally we would have two of our friend's as godparents but think that would cause MAJOR upset with my sisters wacko.gif I totally agree that it's our choice but don't think it's worth the hassle IYKWIM

We were thinking of just having a naming ceremony and asking everyone there to be a positive role model in M's life. Seems like that's the way to go
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Posted 26 July 2010 - 09:19 PM

My son was baptised in the Uniting Church and Godparents were an 'optional extra', for want of a better word.

Maybe chat to the minister or priest of the denomination you want your child baptised into? They will be able to give you more information.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 10:37 AM

Two of my children were christened in the Anglican church and do not have god parents. We choose not to have them as we didn't have anyone who we thought would fit the role as a spiritual guide for our children - we say godparents in the religious sense and didn't see the point of just having them if the people chosen didn't meet the requirements.

One of my children was dedicated in an AOG church and we choose again not to have god parents.

I don't think you HAVE to have them, however if you want to have them it is your choice who you choose and I wouldn't let anyone's else's feelings come into it. You choose who you want.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 12:04 PM

QUOTE(***Amy*** @ Jul 26 2010, 09:19 PM) View Post

My son was baptised in the Uniting Church and Godparents were an 'optional extra', for want of a better word.

Maybe chat to the minister or priest of the denomination you want your child baptised into? They will be able to give you more information.


this is our situation - except substitute daughter for son.

We had our daughter baptised last sunday, and she does not have godparents. There was a little boy being baptised in the same service, and he does have godparents.

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