So if something were to happen to you, your kids would be split up also? Don't want to sound mean, but why would you do that?
I was just wondering the same thing. God parents are the people you entrust to raise your children in the event that you die. It's not fun to think about, but part of necessary planning. Having different God parents for each child would create a lot of confusion in the even of a tragic passing.
No, they are traditionally two different things. Godparents are people that you chose to be positive religious influences on your children, and lead them spiritually throughout their lives. They have already received the sacraments and will be there to guide the children through the sacraments, especially in the case where the parents are unavailable to do so (because they've lost faith or in the case of their death). It is only recognized within the church and there is nothing legal about the status, it isn't written in a will or anything.
Guardians are the people that you chose to raise your children if both parents were to die, and this IS written in a will and a legal thing. Godparents don't need to be a couple and they will still provide religious guidance in the case of the death of the parents, but not be the legal guardians and not be responsible for actually raising the children.
Some people use the two terms simultaneously, but they aren't the same thing. It is pretty normal to chose two unrelated people for godparents and have different godparents for each child. In the case of guardians, you would definitely chose a couple that would be responsible and capable of raising your children and the same couple for all of your children.