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Question: What would your mother's cousin be to you!?
Hi!. I was wondering (a bit confused) as to what would my mother's cousin be called by me!? I am her (the cousin's) 2nd cousin right!? So do I call her (the cousin) my 2nd cousin!? or is she an aunt!? idk! lol Please help ;) THXWww@QuestionHome@Com

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3 out of 4 of the answers so far are wrong!. This confuses more people than any other question that comes up here!.

Call you mother Theresa and her cousin Barbara!. Call your grandfather Thomas and his brother Bruce!. Assume you mean "First Cousin"!. Put one generation per line and have the children under the parents!.

Thomas & Bruce = brothers
Theresa & Barbara = 1st Cousins
Tears in Rain & Bertha = 2nd cousins
Ted & Beatrice = 3rd cousins

See how "Barbara" is one line above you!? That means she is once removed!. She is your mother's 1st cousin and your 1st cousins once removed!.

When (if) "Barbara" has a child, ("Bertha"), that child will be your second cousin!. When you and "Bertha" have children (You named yours after me out of gratitude, in this example), those children will be third cousins!. Your son "Ted" is two lines below "Barbara"; "Ted" would be "Barbara's" first cousin twice removed!.

Copy this off into Notepad and change the names to real ones if you want to explain it to someone!.

Your mother's sisters (and your father's sisters) are your aunts!. It is quite common for people to call cousins "Aunt" and "Uncle" if there is a 20 - 30 year gap in their ages, out of respect!. No one I know except me has said anything but "Hi Cousin" when greeting one, no matter what degree (1st, 2nd, 3rd) or how many times removed!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

its ur second cousin!. you can call her cousin, or aunt!. it varies on how u feel!. i had the same prob!. i call the ones that are under 25 cousins, and the ones older than 25 aunts or uncles, if they are my 2nd cousins!. lolzWww@QuestionHome@Com

Technically she's your 1st cousin once removed!. Her kids woud be your second counsins!. You can call her your cousin, but if she's a lot older out of respect you can call her your aunt!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

I believe it is a second cousin, yes!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

thanks but we tried even 411 cant trace his name or address

she is an aunt btw :)Www@QuestionHome@Com