Just wondering. Do they - should they?
What sort of rights?
As i understand it the god parent is more or less defunked role offered to close friends or relatives whose duty is limited to the religious education of the child. In practice these duties are not often taken seriously, and are nominal only.
I'll never forget that my partner and I were offered this role by close friends. As neither of us had had god parents ourselves, nor did either of us believe in god, we were somewhat puzzled by the offer and had to tread carefully not to offend by our refusal.
Like most traditionalists neither of the parents had a clue what the role of god parent really meant, but just considered the role as an informal 'auntie" and 'uncle'. For my partner and I , not being traditionalists and having actually thought about the insidious and harmful role of religion had to politely decline.
I think the parents learned to respect our position - if in a bemused and puzzled acceptance. They did not last long and divorced acrimoniously mainly on issued to do with how to and how not to bring up baby. So much for tradition! I do not know whether otr not if the second choice god parents helped at all. I always thought that if they payed as much attention to learning about each other as they did to me and my partner it was no wonder their marriage failed.
As for right? Duh?