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Username Post: So my nephew's wife is my???        (Topic#221530)
Anonymous 


10-14-08 07:28 PM - Post#2735848    

What is my nephew's wife to me? Is she my "niece" or just my "nephew's wife"? How does that work?

 
doofis 
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10-14-08 07:29 PM - Post#2735854    
    In response to MarylandMom

In my family she'd be your niece.

 
Drama Mamas Mama 
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10-14-08 07:31 PM - Post#2735860    
    In response to doofis

Depends on how close you are to the nephew in my family.

Close makes her a neice

Not close makes her the nephews wife.

 
kiki247 
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10-14-08 07:33 PM - Post#2735868    
    In response to Drama Mamas Mama

is there a such thing has a niece in law?

Edited by kiki71102 on 10-14-08 07:33 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Anonymous 


10-14-08 07:46 PM - Post#2735930    
    In response to kiki247

Well, I'm close to my nephew. We're only 4 years apart. But it seems odd to suddenly have a niece I don't know!

 
3 Little Ladies 
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10-14-08 07:47 PM - Post#2735944    
    In response to kiki247

Proper titles confuse me too. For example my cousins children would be second cousins, right? What would their children be to my girls though?

I would call your nephew's wife his wife when referring to her.

 
Anonymous 


10-14-08 08:07 PM - Post#2736094    
    In response to 3 Little Ladies

Jen, I do know that one. Your cousins children are your first cousins once removed. Your cousins grandchildren are your second cousins.

 
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10-14-08 08:13 PM - Post#2736142    
    In response to MarylandMom

neice I would say from the heart but I think technically she is your nephews wife

 
Misty A 
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10-14-08 08:17 PM - Post#2736166    
    In response to 3 Little Ladies

  • 3 Little Ladies Said:
Proper titles confuse me too. For example my cousins children would be second cousins, right? What would their children be to my girls though?

I would call your nephew's wife his wife when referring to her.



Your 1st cousin's children and your children are second cousins. However, your cousins children are YOUR 1st cousin once removed.

As for the niece/newphew's wife...it's nephew's wife. However, if you are both comfortable with it, niece is fine. I only know this because my Grandmother is very into geneology and I've had to learn it.

 
Anonymous 


10-14-08 08:17 PM - Post#2736170    
    In response to Misty A

OK, well I had the cousing thing partly right.

 
rottiefan 
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10-14-08 09:39 PM - Post#2736450    
    In response to MarylandMom

Dang that is confusing! I think our family doesn't know the terms! lol What is your nephew's kid to you?

 
Anonymous 


10-14-08 09:49 PM - Post#2736464    
    In response to rottiefan

My great niece/nephew. But he doesn't have one yet.

 
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10-14-08 10:34 PM - Post#2736542    
    In response to MarylandMom

My nephew's wife was addressing me as aunt before they were even married. She's a sweetheart.

 
Anonymous 


10-14-08 10:35 PM - Post#2736546    
    In response to bets

We're only 4 years apart, so it would freak me out if my actual nephew started calling me aunt!!

 
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10-14-08 10:49 PM - Post#2736610    
    In response to MarylandMom

lets see if this makes any sense:

dh's aunts and uncles call me their niece... i think... i'll have to ask them... but we're a close family...

my parents call their nieces and nephews spouses nieces and nephews... but again - close family... i think if the family was close and i was referred to as the nephews wife, i'd be a little hurt.... deep down, kwim? im pretty sure my aunts call tom their nephew...

Edited by snezy5 on 10-14-08 10:49 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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10-15-08 07:02 AM - Post#2736852    
    In response to snezy

I'm a niece to my husband's aunts and uncles. They always get me "To a dear Niece" birthday cards

 
Janice N 
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10-15-08 08:08 AM - Post#2737020    
    In response to MarylandMom

  • ugagirl Said:
Jen, I do know that one. Your cousins children are your first cousins once removed. Your cousins grandchildren are your second cousins.



No, your cousin's grandchildren are your "first cousins twice removed". Your cousin's children and your children are "second cousins".
Your cousin's grandchildren and your grandchildren will be "third cousins".



Edited by Janice N on 10-15-08 08:09 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
rottiefan 
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10-15-08 08:33 AM - Post#2737106    
    In response to Janice N

Ok more confusion. And what is the term "grandnephew"?

 
Janice N 
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10-15-08 08:36 AM - Post#2737124    
    In response to rottiefan

  • rottiefan Said:
Ok more confusion. And what is the term "grandnephew"?



He is your brother or sister's grandchild. And you are his "Great aunt".


 
Janice N 
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10-15-08 08:40 AM - Post#2737136    
    In response to Janice N

This would all be so much simpler if we were Navajo. There are no such terms for cousin, aunt, etc. All of your aunts are "little mothers" and you call them mother and they are as responsible for you as your birth mother. All cousins are brothers and sisters and are treated as such. The only uncle that is important in your life is your mother's brother.

 
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