My wife and I deliberated longer on the choice of godparents than we did on the names for our two girls. Gus Williamson - Telegraph

Choosing a child's godparents is difficult, picking adults who you invite into your life, for a relationship with a child for the next 20+ years is a big step. You don't yet know the child's character, or what their interests will be, however there are lots of positive reasons for choosing godparents so we suggest a few ways of thinking about it.

Family v. friends?
Christian or not?
Singles or Couples?
Close by or Distant?