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lubylou
27-03-2008, 11:58
Ok, i was talking to my OH last night about my cousins son, who plays for Hull kingston rovers. What i want to know, is, is he just my cousins son, or is there a name for him, like second cousin twice removed or something daft? And what would i be to him? Or is it just, his dads cousin? Thanks:)

pennypie
27-03-2008, 12:00
First cousin once removed?

Minimo
27-03-2008, 12:01
Your cousin`s son is your first cousin once removed. children of cousins are second cousins.
The `once removed` element refers to the different generation
Hope that helps

lubylou
27-03-2008, 12:03
Thanks guys, all a bit complicated really isnt it? :hihi:

so what would he call me? The same?

Jessica23
27-03-2008, 12:03
Your cousin`s son is your first cousin once removed. children of cousins are second cousins.
The `once removed` element refers to the different generation
Hope that helps

I had to read it twice - you mean that the children of a set of cousins are second cousins to each other, yes?

shlg
27-03-2008, 12:38
I had to read it twice - you mean that the children of a set of cousins are second cousins to each other, yes?

Nope: they'd be second-cousins-once-removed to each other.

You count the first number (2nd cousin, 3rd cousin etc) up your side of the family til you reach the ones who are just cousins (first cousins); then you count the 'removals' (generations) down their side of the family.

It makes a lot more sense in my head than in writing! :huh:

Plain Talker
27-03-2008, 13:44
There are some who'd say certain relatives might be cousins, and they might be X times removed, but not removed far enough!!

shlg
27-03-2008, 14:44
Thanks guys, all a bit complicated really isnt it? :hihi:

so what would he call me? The same?

He's your first cousin once removed; you're his second cousin.

Heyesey
27-03-2008, 16:27
He's your first cousin once removed; you're his second cousin.

Er, no. She's his first cousin once removed. Upwards, in her case; he is her first cousin once removed downwards.

Second cousins are the grandchildren of siblings.

happyhippy
27-03-2008, 17:03
Of course, in Alabama and the Somerset Levels, this is all neatly avoided ...... however, look at the results ......

S8 Blade
27-03-2008, 17:25
I've always known my cousin's son as my second cousin, never known any different

shlg
28-03-2008, 08:59
Er, no. She's his first cousin once removed. Upwards, in her case; he is her first cousin once removed downwards.

Second cousins are the grandchildren of siblings.

I stand corrected. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_cousin

And I've been spouting lies for over 20 years because I believed my mum's explanation! :o