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Picking godparents help.

  • 27-09-2022 6:17pm
    Registered Users Posts: 49 Floki.inu

    Hi we are picking godparents for our baby not born yet but thinking agead. My partner has her one picked but im stuck. Iv 2 really god friends, i know they would both do it if i asked but i dont want them to think im picking one over the other. So to avoid upsetting anyone i was just thinking of picking a nephew as the godparent. At the same time i dont want both of them to be upset that i didnt pick either of them. This is so annoying.

    Please anyone that has simalar experience please help.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,279 ✭✭✭ Loveinapril

    Are either of them more religious than the other? Isn't the idea that this person will help guide your child to be a good Christian? Pick the person who you are most likely to see at church each week.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,973 ✭✭✭✭ Dial Hard

    Yeah, I'd be making sure that whoever you do pick actually wants to be a godparent. I lived in active fear of being asked while my siblings were having their families. Only got stung once, thankfully, and at that stage I was too young and polite to decline. By the time the last two were born I'd have turned down the request.

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,176 ✭✭✭✭ Del2005

    The role of a God parent is to buy a better present. If both parents die the child can't go to the God parents, especially if they aren't related, there is a process to go through and a church isn't involved.

    If you are religious then you should pick the one who is the most religious.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,616 ✭✭✭ BabysCoffee

    Yes I agree with poster above who suggested choosing the friend that is most religious, etc. However if you still can't choose between them maybe your nephew is a better option - but what age is he, is he mature/spiritual enough and has a strong faith that can help your child develop their Catholic faith?

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,961 ✭✭✭ stargazer 68

    Ask both? My niece has 2 godmothers and 2 godfathers. A friends grandchild has 3 godmothers and no godfathers. No issue with the priest

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,616 ✭✭✭ BabysCoffee

  • Registered Users Posts: 49 Floki.inu

    We only want 2, a male n a female thanks.