This is a friend's daughter. Still too young to understand that she only has a short window of life without responsibilities left. Who was it that said youth was wasted on the young?
There's an elder at my mother's church who did something quite strange. Apparently, she decided on a whim to appoint herself godmother to another member of this church. Except this goddaughter-to-be was a woman in her 50's, with children herself. They work closely together - shrewd church politics at work? As I understand, being someone's godparent isn't just lip service - there are actual responsibilities you have to honour.
I mean, Don Corleone killed a studio head's $750,000 prize stud horse to get a film role for his godson. You don't have someone kiss your hand and call you godfather for nothing.