Questions tagged [kinship-terms]

Questions about kinship terms (words for family members).

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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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What is one’s mother-in-law’s mother-in-law called?

What is one’s mother-in-law’s mother-in-law called?
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What do you call “Your blood-related brother's wife”? [duplicate]

Your blood-related brother's wife? If she is older or younger than you? I came up with a discussion some time ago. But, nobody or my friends seem to know. How should I address her? Your blood-...
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How do you call husband's brother-in-law? [closed]

I did some search online but couldn't find an answer, How do you call husband's brother-in-law?
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Can I use the word uncle to mean my parent's uncle?

Can I use the word uncle to mean my parent's uncle? I mean without having to say grand-uncle or great-uncle, in the same way can I use the word cousin to mean my parent's cousin.
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Should I use “brothers” to refer to a mixed gender collection of siblings? [closed]

I know I can use siblings, but this seems strange in some contexts. Let's say I am opening a lemonade booth with my sister and I want to call the company "Lemon Bros."; would that be correct?
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What do you call your nephew's wife? [closed]

What do you call your nephew's wife? My niece? My niece-in-law? My nephew's wife?
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What are the parents of your uncle's wife called?

Your parent has a sibling who is married. Is there a specific term for the sibling's spouse's parents? Or are they still your grandparents?
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The daughters of a grand uncle

I just had dinner with some family. There, was the mother of my father (grandmother), the brother of my grandmother (grand uncle?), his daughters (???), and their children (???) How do you call ...
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Relation name for my wife's sister's son's wife

What is the relation name for my wife's sister's son's wife?
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If widowed aunt remarries, is her husband “uncle”?

My mother's brother's wife Louise has always been Aunt Lou to me; her husband, my Uncle Bob, died young, but we still called her Aunt Lou. After many years she has now re-married. Is her second ...
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What word is there for a man and a woman who have children together but are not in a romantic relationship and were never married? [closed]

I am trying to find a word in any language that would indicate the relationship of two people specifically because they have mated/bred/procreated together. The closest I can find is co-parent but ...
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What is the word for the order of succession in which son assumes the throne after father? [closed]

It can be any son-younger son after elder son after father. Also, what can be the term for only a single family in power? Please answer.
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The relation of a person you share a half-sibling with

My parents, Bianca and Ivan, are currently married and have always been since I was born. Bianca had a previous relationship with Henry with whom she had a son named John, thus John and I are half-...
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Kinship question regarding 1st cousin family

I just recently connected with a 1st cousin and his mother who the family lost track of due to circumstances. My uncle divorced and met a woman who he fathered a child with. The day before said child ...
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what to call same level descendants? [duplicate]

sisters and brothers are siblings. sisters and brothers from different sibling parents are cousins. what do you call after cousin? or in general, same level descendants, is there word for that?
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What is a word for my uncle's ex-wife's daughter (who was his stepdaughter)?

So, my aunt and uncle divorced a while back. My cousin, let's name her "Ariel", was my aunt's kid, and my uncle was her stepdad. I'm related to my uncle; my "Aunt" was his wife. And as I said, my aunt ...
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Title for a person one has had children with

I'm looking for a word meaning "Someone X has had children with". Joseph really gets around. He's had 15 girlfriends, and 2 [] so far Or Martha has 3 children, but has had them with two []
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Is there a word to describe mother in law's brother in law

What is mother in law's brother in law called?
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Relation between parent of son with his father or mother in-law? [duplicate]

Is there a word for the relation between the parents and parents-in-law of a child?
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Phrase for the elder of my younger sisters?

If i have two sisters younger than me, how can i refer to the elder one of them? "Younger sister" is ambiguous, but "older sister" is inaccurate. "Elder one of my younger sisters" is long and clumsy. ...
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Usage of “besides” [on hold]

Is this sentence correct? National food culture, besides its political consequences, contributes to the national economy through the tourism and export of foodstuffs. If not, how can I make it ...
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My father's first wife

What do I call to my father's first wife as I am from my father's second wife's child. Step mom is for my father's 2nd wife by children by first wife or it applies to both?
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The relation of your cousin’s cousin [duplicate]

My aunt Diana is married to a man named Evens, he’s legally my uncle. They have two daughters named Daili and Diane whom are my cousins. Daili and Diane have a cousin named Daniela who is Evers niece. ...
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Usage of Filial [duplicate]

Assuming that a couple have 6 kids and you pick one of them randomly and want to know if he is born 1st or 2nd or 3rd .....6th to his parents . Is it right to ask him/her What is your filial rank in ...
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Individual and Collective Terms for Family Members [duplicate]

How come some family relationships have individual gender specific terms and collective terms, while some have only one? The adults who are responsible for conceiving, birthing, and raising you are ...
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Difference between “second cousin” and “first cousin once removed” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there an accepted rule for naming all of our various distant relatives (Kinship Terms)? What is the difference between second cousin and first cousin once removed? Is "[...
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Framing a question to which you reply with “I am the third born in my family” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Framing a question to which the answer is an ordinal number would it be if i asked what is your relative position terms of birth order in your family
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“Twin brothers” and “cousin brothers” [closed]

Is "twin brothers" correct? Or is it also incorrect like "cousin brother"?
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A common word that describes the first level relation

A common word that describes the first level relation. First level relation: Parent for an unmarried. Spouse for a married
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Term for a polygamist's wife

Is there a term for a wife of a polygamist if she has only one spouse?
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What type of cousins are we? [closed]

I recently met my cousins, but the question was brought up between us about the specific name. We aren’t related by blood. My father had a sister. His sister married a man who is now uncle. My uncle ...
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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?
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What word can I use to describe a relationship between one person and their half-sibling's half-sibling? [duplicate]

Amy is the daughter of Bob and Carol. Bob and Carol, at some point in their lives, married Chelsey and Dan, respectively. Egbert is the son of Chelsey and Bob, while Fabio is the son of Carol and Dan. ...
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One noun to describe my brothers, sisters and myself [closed]

I am looking for one word to describe my parent's children, in relation to myself. Siblings does not cut it in my opinion as I am not part of my siblings. In French there is the word fratrie that ...
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Negation at the end of a sentence [closed]

This question arose due to a translation from Spanish: Susana esta aqui pero no nos ve. Here are two possible translations: Susana is here, but, does not see us. Susana is here but, sees us not. ...
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male/female cousin or nephew/niece [closed]

I was reading true some of the gender questions on this site. They said that there where no gender specific way of saying cousin except adding male or female in front of it. But i was always told you ...
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How should I refer to the godmother of my child in formal documents? [closed]

Is there a word such as sister, spouse, aunt, cousin, etc., which describes a person who is my child's godmother? Informally, I would refer to this person as an aunt, but that implies a genetic ...