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#1 surprizzzed

Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:33 PM

I was given the honour of being made the "guardian" of my best friend's DD at her naming ceremony when she was a baby.  If it were a religious ceremony she would be my god daughter.  It wasn't a religious ceremony so she is my........????

#2 marnie27

Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:41 PM

We use "fairy godmother" and "fairy godson/goddaughter".

Our friends use "earth mother" etc.

#3 Le-a

Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:42 PM

Spirit daughter? Special niece? I don't know! It's too hard!

#4 liveworkplay

Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:56 PM

Friends Daughter....there is no special word unless you wish to make one up.

We use "fairy godmother" and "fairy godson/goddaughter

huh.gif How odd

#5 Gudrun

Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:03 PM

I guess she is your special niece and you are her guardian auntie.

#6 surprizzzed

Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:05 PM

QUOTE (liveworkplay @ 15/02/2013, 10:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Friends Daughter....there is no special word unless you wish to make one up.

That's what I thought!  On the certificate it named me as her "guardian". And I was hoping there would be term for the reciprocal relationship.  I take it seriously, I try to make our relationship more special than just any "friend's daughter" but oh well.

#7 SeaPrincess

Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:16 PM

Do they expect you to be her guardian if something happened to the parents?

When she's little, I don't see anything wrong with being the fairy godmother.

#8 strawberry blondes

Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:19 PM


#9 marnie27

Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:21 PM

QUOTE (liveworkplay @ 15/02/2013, 07:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
huh.gif How odd

It has significance to us, and it works perfectly.  Besides, the benefit of creating your own title/name is that it only has to be meaningful to the people involved.

#10 Coffeegirl

Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:21 PM

Life mentor?

#11 CallMeFeral

Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:25 PM


#12 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 16 February 2013 - 12:33 AM

I've heard the term "guide parents" instead of "god parents".

#13 Praetor VitaeChel

Posted 16 February 2013 - 12:44 AM

QUOTE (marnie27 @ 15/02/2013, 09:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We use "fairy godmother" and "fairy godson/goddaughter".

Our friends use "earth mother" etc.

QUOTE (liveworkplay @ 15/02/2013, 09:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
huh.gif How odd

We use "Fairy Godmother too". DS calls her Fairy Lauren. She is not religious, but she is my best friend and loves my kids. She is in charge of being someone they can talk too, go to if they need a little magic and be loved unconditionally by. My DH's best friend is religious and he is in charge of being a good guide spiritually.

*Officially neither is the God Parent, but both know they are the unofficial God parents (they have never been in the same country, but as soon as my BF makes it to US then we will make it more official).

#14 spando

Posted 16 February 2013 - 12:44 AM

We have special aunt and special uncle. Or if we are being stupid often it's god parents without the god.

#15 MissingInAction

Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:40 AM

PPs, she's not asking for the word for her role.  She has told us she is the "Guardian."  
She wants suggestions for the reciprocal role:  what do we call the kid in question?!?!

In answer to the question...  guardee? I guess? It's a tricky one.  Have you asked the parents what they think?

#16 HRH Countrymel

Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:50 AM

Godless daughter? Godfree daughter?

Sorry I can't think of anything useful OP...  friends in the same position just use the words 'sort of godson/god daughter' when explaining their role to third parties.

The name isn't important it is your relationship with the child that matters.  I doubt my godmother ever once referred to me as her 'god daughter' but I knew she was looking out for me.

#17 B.feral3

Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:03 AM

Guardian child?

#18 Praetor VitaeChel

Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:08 AM

Fairy god child in our instance.

If she is called Guardian then Ward might be appropriate.

#19 lizzzard

Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:33 AM

Sounds like there's a real gap in the market here laughing2.gif

I like spirit child/ spiritual child, or spirit daughter / spiritual daughter

#20 qak

Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:52 AM


I think fairy godmother is ewww, but to each their own!

#21 Miriam+1

Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:16 AM

We just use godparents and godchildren no matter what the persons religious views are - basically too apathetic to come up with an alternative.

#22 Freddie'sMum

Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:36 PM

I think I have seen the word "sponsor" being used.

I like Fairy / Special (Aunty / Uncle) -that sounds sweet.

#23 kpingitquiet

Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:40 PM

I just call her my niece original.gif Her mother and I are bound by a very sisterly love, her grandmother is like a second mom to me, so it works.

#24 ~Nodnol~

Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:01 PM

Young grasshopper?

I'd just go with niece. I call my godmother aunty and she refers to me as her niece. Her kids are my cousins.

#25 Therese

Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:07 PM

I would call her my niece as well.

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