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Old June 17th, 2005, 02:42 PM
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Default Why do ships have godmothers?

I am still new to cruising and can't figuire out why do ships have godmothers?
When, how and why did this come about? Thanks.....
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Old June 17th, 2005, 03:53 PM
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Default Re: Why do ships have godmothers?

That is a very good question. I know that until the 1800's ships were christened by men, usually a high ranking officer or politician, or head of state. Then in the mid 1800's it gradually changed to women, especially with the reign of Queen Victoria.

Now as to why a woman is chosen to by the "Godmother" I am not sure.

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Old June 17th, 2005, 04:10 PM
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Wow, what an interesting article!
I wonder why they gave up the godfather though?
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