Am I an Uncle or a Cousin?

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  1. Lazerwave

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    Unexpectedly, my cousin and his wife had a baby boy yesterday evening. But I puzzled if I have a new Cousin or a Nephew. I've seen many cousins who because Uncles, even my co-workers asked if that means I'm an Uncle. I had lots of Cousins who had babies, yet I was too young to be an Uncle so I've been called cousin. But now that I'm 23 am I considered an Uncle or a Cousin?
     
  2. TrueNomadSkies

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    Well, I think you're technically an extended cousin or something, but if you're a lot older than their baby, its often customary for you to be thought of an an uncle. That's what I'm told anyway (I'm in the same situation as you), and since I haven't been bothered to look it up online, I just kinda ran with it.
     
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    ...they didn't know they were having a baby?
     
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    That's a second cousin.
     
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    Unless your cousin or their wife is your brother or sister, then you are not an uncle.


    From Dictionary.com
     
  6. Lazerwave

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    Sorry, I forgot to mention that the baby was not due until the 22nd. So the baby came early unexpected.
     
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    If your cousin has a baby than that makes you a second cousin. now if your sibling has a child than makes you an uncle.
     
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    Unless you're hill-folk, you're a second cousin.
     
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    makes sense. so my cousin's son and daughter are my cousins.

    but hey, i just found out my 17 year old sister is 4 months pregnant. im gonna be an uncle.

    im buying my niece/nephew a fake spider to have as toy to scare her mom, she's arachnid-phobic. our mom is pissed though.
     
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    As with above, "second cousin".
     
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    Not my fault she wasn't actually on the pill.


    Also, why settle for simply a fake spider when you can get at em young with Blackarachnia?
     
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    bw, bw transmetal, bm or animated?

    oh bother to ask. i'll get him/her all 4.
     
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    You're only an uncle if it was your sibling that had the child. Since it's your cousins baby, you are the baby's cousin. It's pretty easy to figure out.
     
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    Am I an Uncle or a Cousin?

    At first I thought this was going to be like a Game of Thrones incest situation...
     
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    Sounds like a plan. :) 
     
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    You should wait until the kid is old enough to understand that, you don't want to unintentionally scare AN INFANT just because you wanted to make his or her mom scream for fun.

    --Moony
     
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    Pretty sure they saying is "never shake a baby", not "never shower it with toys".
     
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    Actually I think you are all wrong. The child of your first cousin would be your first cousin once removed.

    A second cousin is the same generation, different grandparents, but the same great grandparents.
     
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    actually i was thinking of giving the baby this [​IMG] when it's older

    truth is, im really concerned that my mom will try to do something to make my sister lose the baby. she's not well in the head.
     
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    like many said...second cousin.


    Unless you're asian...then maybe an uncle...but even close friends of parents get called aunt and uncle. As an endearing term and not a technical one.
     

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