I am Uncle to my niece. What relation is my niece to my cousin?

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What relation is my niece to my cousin
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Reply Mon 15 Jun, 2015 10:43 am
Depends what kind of cousin you're talking about. Let's go with a first cousin. That is, you and your first cousin share one pair of grandparents.

Your niece is your cousin's first cousin, once removed.

Adam and Beth have
a daughter, Carol, and a son, David.
Carol's child is you, Ed. David's daughter is Fran. Fran is your first cousin.

Let's say Carol has a second child, George. George is your brother.
George's daughter, Heidi, is your niece.

If Fran has a child, Iris, then Heidi and Iris will be second cousins.
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Reply Mon 15 Jun, 2015 10:44 am

According to the chart, it looks like your niece would a first cousin once removed.
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Reply Mon 15 Jun, 2015 10:52 am
This is an interesting question, with different answers depending on your cultural background.
Reply Mon 15 Jun, 2015 12:49 pm
Yeah, we refer to my mom's first cousins as aunt and uncles.

I guess 'cause they're older, it's more respectful to call them by a title.

Also, saying "Aunt Olivia" is less cumbersome than saying "First Cousin Once Removed Olivia."

But then again, it's a Hispanic convention.

Tia Olivia.
Walter Hinteler
Reply Mon 15 Jun, 2015 02:04 pm
It's the same in German speaking countries. (And very similar in all countries following (somehow) the Roman law.)
But then again, it differs in the (colloquially) spoken language from region to region ...
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Reply Mon 15 Jun, 2015 02:31 pm
Ma cousine germaine lives in France, but she's actually German.
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