Q:

What do I call my mother's aunt?

A:

Quick Answer

You call your mother's aunt your great aunt. When referring to the aunt, her name is usually simply preceded by the title, as in "Aunt Mary."

 Know More

Full Answer

Within some families, the variation "grand aunt" is used instead of "great aunt." A person with a great aunt is considered to be a "great niece" or "great nephew" to that relative. Great aunts and great uncles are the siblings of one's grandparents. When adding an additional generation, great-grand aunts and great-grand uncles are the siblings of one's great-grandparents. As common as the word "great" is when defining relationships, it is never used to describe relationships among distant cousins.

Learn more about Adoption

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What is an intermediate family?

    A:

    An intermediate family is the second level of relatives beyond one's immediate family. Included among one's intermediate family are grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and half siblings. A person shares some family lineage and DNA with intermediate family members, but not to the same extent as with immediate family members.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you start the adoption process in Florida?

    A:

    Families in Florida that have decided to adopt a new child can start the process by contacting an adoption lawyer or adoption agency. They have to go through a home study screening process and pass financial and background checks.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How can you adopt a newborn baby?

    A:

    Adopting a newborn baby involves approaching and investigating an adoption agency that specializes in such adoptions, such as Hope for Families. This organization specializes in domestic adoptions of newborn babies, and although there is a short waiting list, most adoptions occur within 12 to 18 months.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Why should people consider adoption?

    A:

    One of the best reasons to adopt is to provide a child with a stable home and caring, supportive parents. Many children put up for adoption come from bad situations or have never lived in a secure home environment. People who open their hearts and homes to such children give them a new lease on life.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore