The prestigious BBaby Magazine has reported our survey findings and echoed the advice of my colleague Rachel Carrington-Matthews who's a legal expert in wills and inheritance. The worrying fact is that the majority of parents simply don't know the difference between the naming of a godparent and the appointment of a legal guardian..and they really need to. Whilst its a scenario simply too awful to even contemplate, if your children lost both of their parents at once and you hadn't appointed a legal guardian, it might be left to a complete stranger to decide who should bring them up. However devoted and responsible their godparents might be, they'd have no legal standing to act in 'loco parentis'.