Questions tagged [kinship-terms]

Questions about kinship terms (words for family members).

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Is there a word for your parent's significant other's children?

My mother has a boyfriend, he has kids. How do I refer to them in relation to me besides saying my mom's boyfriend's kids. My mother is not biologically related to her boyfriends kids.
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Referring to uncle's wife as “aunt” vs. nephew's wife as “niece”

I may be going out on a pragmatic/cultural limb here, but is there an asymmetry in the commonly accepted practice of referring to your uncle's wife as "aunt" but not referring to your nephew's wife as ...
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What is the relation of my brother's wife's nieces to me?

My brother married his high school sweetheart who has five siblings who all have kids that have grown up calling me aunt. What relation would my sister in law's nieces and nephews be to me?
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Is there a way to say my father's mother's mother concisely?

In the English language there's the option to say my paternal grandmother, but does such a convention work further back? For instance my paternal maternal great-grandmother?