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19/08/2013 at 16:07
Is the norm just two? Is four too many? For those who wanted more than 2, did your Priest mind?
And I assume just having two Godmothers isn't allowed? Does their have to be a male figure?
19/08/2013 at 16:12
Luke had none :(
I've been at godmother at a Christening where there were two women and one man
19/08/2013 at 16:15
thanks carole. Awe why was that? Or did you not want any?
19/08/2013 at 16:18
My boys both have two godmothers and one godfather, our vicar never said anything about it. We asked Naomi's godparents yesterday so she will have three godmothers and one godfather. I've definitely been to a christening where there were only female godparents.
19/08/2013 at 16:33
My son is being christened in a couple of weeks.. I had three women and one man that I wanted as god parents...the vicar insisted there were two men so we now have 5 godparents!
19/08/2013 at 16:45
Isla has two women and a man as her godparents. It was never questioned by the vicar
19/08/2013 at 17:01
My boys had one female and one male. Our vicar was quite happy for us to have what we wanted but they had to be christened themselves.
19/08/2013 at 17:22
My son had 4: my sister, his dad's best friend and then a couple we were close to because it felt wrong asking one without the other. The vicar was fine with 2 of each.
I'm hoping for a non-religious god-parent type role for any future kids we have, and that will probably be 2 couples.
19/08/2013 at 17:46
1 female 1 male.
19/08/2013 at 17:52
2 women and 1 man. I think traditionally its two of the same sex one of the other
19/08/2013 at 18:33
I want 4, 2 of each. I 'm sure it's the parents choice isn't it??
19/08/2013 at 19:01
We have 4, 2 men and 2 women, all bridesmaids or ushers from our wedding. Tradition for a boy is one woman and 2 men but I think anything goes as long as they are all christened.
19/08/2013 at 19:16
We had 4. 2 of each. Our vicar told us the norm is 3, with 2 being the same sex of the child, but he was fine with our choice of 4.
19/08/2013 at 19:22
R has 4, 2 male + 2 female. The priest didn't have any comment on what we should or shouldn't have.
19/08/2013 at 20:31
Thanks all. I should perhaps check with the priest then. On the form there is only space for one of each. The two we really want are both women but wondering whether it would be best to ask their husbands too who we are also close to but don't want to ask for the sake of having males and also wasn't sure if 4 was too many but it seems quite a popular choice!
19/08/2013 at 23:44
I just added my extra names on the form when we ran out of spaces!
20/08/2013 at 07:40
We're having 3 for E - 2 female, one male ... most vicars don't worry too much about exactly how many you have in what combination these days.
20/08/2013 at 08:33
My siblings and I had three each, two women and one man. My older two have three and my younger two have 4. It just happened that way! My son has two women and one man, my daughter has 3 women and my younger two have two women and two men.
I don't think it really matters how many you have
20/08/2013 at 09:23
With H I had 2 godmother and one godfather T is being baptised this weekend and he's having one godmother and one godfather
21/08/2013 at 11:35
Liam has 7 godparents, his 3 uncles, his auntie, my cousin's daughter who we are very close to and my best friend and her husband. The priest/vicar was fine with that and said that it was the first time he had christened a little one with that many godparents.
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