Pretty much the same here, although I couldn't give a shit, it was our lass who wanted it done. Partly for her family, partly to give him in a better chance of getting in the Catholic primary nearby. I'm not sure how high up the list of importance it is though, they had a really nice time making ramadan cards for one of the kids in his class.I've had my son christened Catholic (wife's Catholic) so he has options when he's old enough. He'll go to a Catholic primary.
Practicing Catholics take offence at a lot of things.It’s baptised, not christened. FWIW, practicing catholics take offence at people like you doing what you do.