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How did you choose godparents? Did you choose family? Close friends? Did you have a male and a female? Did you choose people ‘the same’ as you or people who will be able to share things with your child that you and your husband can’t/won’t?? Thanking you all in advance. Do you have any answers for this mum?

Posted by anon, 12/06/13

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  • Choose whomever you think will be a good role model for your child.

  • We chose my sister and my husband’s brother.

  • My close friend is one to my kids , but now we hardly see her as she lives far , so life stages do change as we get older .

  • We thought about this for a while, then one day watched one of my closest friends with my son and saw he made him happy. He doesn’t have much (as in money, possessions etc), but he would enrich and love my son and set him on the right path for me. This is what was important to me. That’s what made my mind up. Good luck! It’s an important job and I hope the person you choose takes it seriously.

  • Very good question. Who ever u think u would like to raise ur child I case the unthinkable happens!

  • there is another post on this, check their ideas and comments too to help you make your decision.

  • I think its good to choose family or close life-long friends, someone you’re not likely to have a falling out with. I think most people chose a male and a female but I’d say its really up to you to chose whoever you would like.

  • I’d really go for someone I can trust and feel comfortable with. its a big responsibility

  • we choose our closet friends.

  • make sure they know this is an 18 year commitment maybe more

  • first 2 people we thought of that we wanted in our childs life

  • Choose people who you trust your baby’s life to should anything happen to you and your partner

  • We picked 2 God Parents, though I know some can have 3 or 4. We just picked friends who we trusted and had similar beliefs to us. As we don’t want religious conflicts to occur at any point. (We are not religious, but I have friends who had the god parents with 2 different beliefs who argued with the parents on religion so much that the friendship fell apart.)

  • We chose life long friends from Scotland and newish friends from Perth, this way our daughter will have godparents in both places. All 4 are very different.

  • I chose my closest lifelong friend as she knows me better than anyone and knows what kind of life iwould want my daughter to have if I were not here to guide her.

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