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When someone marries my cousin, does it make them my cousin too?

Or just my cousins spouse?


Asked by Anonymous at 1:13 AM on May. 23, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • Since there is no blood relationship, there is not a specific term for this under Civil or Canon Laws. Most people would refer to her as "my cousin's wife" or "my cousin". Regarding their daughter, she is your first cousin, one time removed. From her perspective, you are also her first cousin one time removed. This is because she is one generation below yours. (STOLEN FROM "THE FAMILY TREE EXPERT")

    Answer by ErinHill226 at 10:46 AM on May. 23, 2010

  • cousin in law I guess. I'm having a hard time explaining these relationships to dd who thinks her aunts 8yr old sil is her cousin lol

    Answer by bandrplus2 at 1:15 AM on May. 23, 2010

  • I'm not sure what the proper term would be, but I've always thought of them as my cousin's spouse.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:36 AM on May. 23, 2010

  • Yes. They would be your cousin by marriage.

    Answer by Robsmommy at 9:30 AM on May. 23, 2010

  • I am pretty sure the correct term is 'cousin in law' but that sounds funny. I think it's perfectly acceptable to just refer to them as your cousins wife/husband.

    Answer by Wistful at 10:07 AM on May. 23, 2010

  • some people say cousin in law others just say my cousin's wife/husband type of thing. As for their children they are your first cousin once removed and their children and your children are second cousins.

    Answer by aeneva at 11:09 AM on May. 23, 2010