This seems like a distinction with no difference -- in my tradition, anyway.  (Perhaps there is such a thing as non-Christian baptism? :-) I would say it is a matter of your personal preference, but it's probably best to decide on one and use it consistently. 

Does the same choice exist in the German language?

Martin

On Sun, Jul 31, 2011 at 2:01 PM, Marc-Andre Hermanns <ahnen@hermanns-net.de> wrote:
Dear all,

I am a German GRAMPS user, and was wondering whether there is a
difference between "Baptism" and "Christening". Both Events are
possible, and I was wondering, whether I am recording everything correctly.

Cheers,
Marc-Andre

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