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According to Confetti, three godparents are acceptable per child in the Christian religion. Traditionally, a girl has one godfather and two godmothers, while a boy has two godfathers and one godmother. People outside the Christian religion can name any number of godparents for their children.

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How many godparents can a child have?
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The Roman Catholic Church says that there are certain requirements that have to be met in order for a person to become a godparent. Godparents have to be at least 16 years of age and appointed by a priest, guardian or the parents of the child. The godparents cannot be the biological mother or father of the child.

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