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Did you christen your baby?

edited August 2016 in Growth & Parenting
Neither my husband nor I are religious people like many young people nowadays so we have decided not to christen our boy just because of traditional reasons.

It seems that many people still christen their babies even if they do not believe in god. I don’t really understand that to be honest. Fair enough if you are religious but if you are not why christen him or her?

We just had a little celebration with the family where we announced who we would like to be the guardian in case anything should happen to us.

We are planning on teaching him about different religions so when he is older he can choose what he wants to believe in himself.

So my question is, are you religious and did you christen your child? Was it maybe just because that is what you do? Or do you or your family have another religion and you don’t believe in but still raise your baby in that religion?

Would be interested to hear your views



  • I would consider myself spiritual, moreso because I follow more than one religion and I am not devout, I trust more my personal experiences and relationship over traditions and books, but I have a respect for traditions at the same time.

    However, I don't see the point in christening a baby. I don't believe that babies are born with some need to be "saved" nor do I believe they are born sinners. However I think it's nice to have a "God Parent" or someone who will take your child on should something happen to you and I think it's a great idea to have a celebration to honor that.

    However, I cannot think of anyone to take on that responsibility and it is something that weighs on me a bit.
  • I'm not sure if I'll do a formal ceremony or not. In my church we don't have christenings, we have dedications. I could always pick guardians without the ceremony but I believe my parents would want me to have one, because my family would also be included in the ceremony.
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