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What to call non-godly godparents?

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Minkus Wed 13-Aug-08 12:35:21

We are organising a party to mark the fact that our famly is complete, ds2 arrived 6 weeks ago and as we didn't get ds1 christened would like to celebrate our 2 boys with our friends and family. If that makes sense!

We would like to ask a couple of friends to be "godparents"- people that we would love to have a special involvement in the boys lives, sort of mentors. But what do we call them? The celebration will be nothing about god (although we are christian in our values I suppose, we're not into organised christianity).

Your ideas are most welcome!

Inquisitive Wed 13-Aug-08 12:39:04

My sister is a "fairy godmother" to her friend's ds - bit twee?

LittleMyDancingForJoy Wed 13-Aug-08 12:40:17

Our Ds has one fairy godmother and one oddmother, because we didn't christen him.

mrsbabookaloo Wed 13-Aug-08 12:41:04

The usual choices are "goodparents" or "oddparents".

Or, my friends' children have "special ones"

ilovemydog Wed 13-Aug-08 12:49:04

I had a 'pagan godfather' when I was young. He was just called, 'pagan.'

CantSleepWontSleep Wed 13-Aug-08 12:52:18


ViolentFemme Wed 13-Aug-08 12:55:19

ds has spiritual guardians rather than godparents

ummadam Thu 14-Aug-08 08:38:42

LPs is one I have heard - from loco parentis - acting in the place of the parents.

LivingLaVidaLurker2 Thu 14-Aug-08 08:41:42

A friend of mine chose guideparents, which I thought was rather lovely.

eleanorsmum Thu 14-Aug-08 08:48:57

we had dd named in a naming ceremony held by the local regitra and our 'godparents' were called responsible adults. bit of a laugh as what were before!

drspouse Thu 14-Aug-08 15:42:43

I've heard such people called "sponsors" though as that is also used for baptism you might not want that.

MadreInglese Thu 14-Aug-08 17:41:26

Guardians is nice

pointydog Thu 14-Aug-08 17:46:33

I like oddparents.

I love pagan grin

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