Choosing godparents for twins or multiples is not as simple as you may think.
The role of the godparent can differ slightly from religion to religion. The basic purpose though is that they are people selected by parents to witness the baptism of their children and to guide them along their religious pathway and assist with their spiritual formation.
This concept has been taken on board by those who like the idea, however would prefer not to have the religious aspect of the ceremony. These ceremonies often go by the name of a “baby blessing” or a “glistening”. It is a way to welcome your child/children into the family and to choose people you would like to take an interest in your child’s personal development and upbringing and serve as role models outside of their family. For the sake of this article, the term “godparent” will be used, regardless if it is a religious or civil ceremony.