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godparent

a person who stands sponsor to another at baptism
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If they christen the children, Rod will be first in line to be godparent.
A source said: "If they christen the children, Rod will be first in line to be godparent.
Ahead of the much-anticipated christening of Prince George, son of Prince William and Kate Middleton, speculation were rife about who will attend the ceremony and who the Godparents to George will be.
8 percent of Indian baptisms without a named godparent, signifying a baptism performed due to danger of death.
Wrangling on the matter during the Bolognese phase of the council (1547) exposed the firm commitment of significant numbers to both the multiple and restricted godparent models.
Just as in a Christening, you can choose godparent equivalents and the ceremony can be as formal or informal as you choose.
Godparents are not elected but 'supporting adults' can be named who will perform a similar role.
Brattle Bleuy, Director of the renowned Clowns International (UK), states, "This visionary event will become a vital element of the circus world and Clowns International is enthralled to be an official godparent of its birth.
Asking someone to be your child's godparent may seem like an offer they can't refuse, but that doesn't mean it is an easy job.
Zara, who is herself pregnant with her first child with her rugby player husband Mike Tindall, is the only family member named godparent to George in a statement released by William and Kate's residence Kensington Palace ahead of the service.
William's lifelong friend Hugh van Cutsem, will also be joining as a godparent on Prince George's christening at St James's Palace, while the rest of the three godparents are yet to be announced.
Thanks to a Godparent sponsorship scheme and donations, Rod has kept the charity going and now helps about 20,000 kids each year.