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Old 12-21-2017, 10:43 PM
 
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hypothetical question:


say i have a grandmother who marries a guy who has a son. what does that make his son relative wise to me??


someone asked me this and it made me think about it lol.
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Old 12-21-2017, 11:03 PM
 
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hypothetical question:


say i have a grandmother who marries a guy who has a son. what does that make his son relative wise to me??


someone asked me this and it made me think about it lol.
His son is not related to you. Period.
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Old 12-22-2017, 06:18 AM
 
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Depends. Is the man your grandmother marries your biological grandfather?

If yes, the son is biologically related to you. He is what I would call a half uncle.

If no, the son is not biologically related to you. I would still probably refer to him as a step uncle.
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Old 12-22-2017, 06:48 AM
 
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thank you!!
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Old 12-23-2017, 11:00 AM
 
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Depends. Is the man your grandmother marries your biological grandfather?

If yes, the son is biologically related to you. He is what I would call a half uncle.
That would be a full uncle, not half. If his parents are your grandparents (both of them) there is no half relation.
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Old 12-23-2017, 12:17 PM
 
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That would be a full uncle, not half. If his parents are your grandparents (both of them) there is no half relation.
Oops! You're correct. I was thinking of something else.
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Old 12-25-2017, 02:33 PM
 
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As her stepson, he'd be a step uncle.
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Old 12-26-2017, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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As her stepson, he'd be a step uncle.
Which isn't a relative.
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Old 12-26-2017, 01:42 PM
 
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Which isn't a relative.
Correction: is not a blood relative.

"Relative" is a term that applies to non-blood family members, such as the aunt your blood uncle married, your brother-in-law, and all the adopted family members.
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Old 12-27-2017, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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Correction: is not a blood relative.

"Relative" is a term that applies to non-blood family members, such as the aunt your blood uncle married, your brother-in-law, and all the adopted family members.
I'm fairly sure that step relations only apply to immediate family - i.e., stepparent, stepchild, step sibling. I don't think step-uncle is really a thing, though people are welcome to use the term within their family, but it is not a legal or genealogical term.
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