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What would a cousin's children be to your own children?

I know my cousin is a 2nd cousin to my kids...would her kids be 3rd cousins to my children?


Asked by Anonymous at 8:19 PM on Nov. 8, 2010 in Relationships

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  • Your kids and your 1st cousin's kids would be 2nd cousins. And then your grandkids and your cousin's grandkids would be 3rd cousins. It goes by generations -- the first generation of cousins is 1st cousins, the next generation is 2nd cousins, the next is 3rd cousins, etc.

    When you're talking relationships between generations, like your kids and your cousin's grandkids -- they would be 2nd cousins once removed. You and your cousin's kids would be 1st cousins once removed. You and your cousin's grandkids would be 1st cousins twice removed.

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 8:48 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • Yes , third cousin is right.

    Answer by older at 8:20 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • yep technically 3rd cousins but just saying cousin would be acceptable(and less confusing for LO's) as well.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 8:22 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • Third cousins but my cousin's children call me Aunt Julie so they are more like my daughter's first cousins (especially since she has no first cousins)

    Answer by JLS2388 at 8:40 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • DragonRider got it right.

    Answer by Dr.Donna at 8:49 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • 3rd

    Answer by coolblue289 at 9:46 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • Cousins

    Answer by Serenity_Angel at 10:02 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • They're all cousins dear. I don't make it complicated. My cousins call my children their little cousins and vice versa.

    Answer by Raging.Pink at 12:22 AM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • Thank you DragonRiderMD, we do refer to them simply as cousins but I was just wondering what the "official" title would be.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 8:19 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

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