I came from the old Lutheran tradition of a child having a godfather and godmother (as deference to Our Lord, lower case) designated at a child's baptism. The idea was that the child would have other adults to act as mentors (both spiritually and temporally) as he matures, as well as someone to look to his upbringing should his parents die. I have seen, in the Baptist churches that I have belonged to, none of this. My question: What is your opinion of this traditional practice? Note: This is not about infant baptism.