We cannot agree on who to pick as godparents! Any ideas on how to figure this out???

Rory - posted on 08/29/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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We both only have 1 brother each. They are both older than us and not in a committed relationship or have one in sight. We also have been trying to have a child for 2 years and finally have gotten blessed with one. My husband says that it will be his brother, I thought it could be my brother. We don't know if we will be able to have another kid as this one was so hard in the first place. You can't have 2 of the same sex according to the Church and I don't want to fight with my husband nor hurt either brother. How do we decide? Or do we completely remove the brothers and go a different route? Please help as this is one fight that I don't want to start as it will not end well no matter what the outcome. If you have more questions please ask and I will answer as quickly as possible. Thanks for your help!

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Tanya - posted on 08/29/2013

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I had the same problem...

We ended up choosing friends...I don't like the idea (my baby will be baptised October 20,2013) because friends can disappear from your life anytime no matter how long you've known them and family is just so much more real. Plus are friends are married and that was important to us as well. We wanted a couple.

However, I prefer choosing them than having a huge family fight! For me it was the best choice, but I'm not the happiest about it.

Or you can make a game out of it... have a family dinner and tell them you couldn't choose between them because they are both great candidates and pick a name out of a hat! Make it fun and exciting!

Lisa - posted on 08/29/2013

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I thought some churches let lhave more than the usual 3 people. So if this is pos then youbwould be able to have both

Rory - posted on 08/29/2013

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Right now our concern is how to choose with out hurting one of them... Plus I see it as a dig to the family as well. Because if we are not able to have another then one family was left out completely. We can have people involved in different things like the christening but I am asking about how to select them...

Lisa - posted on 08/29/2013

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Have you spoken to the person doing the christening. I know its usually 3 but i thought you could have another as well.

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