Simply put, your great-uncle’s son is your first cousin once removed. To be sure this is correct, do the breakdown, and ask yourself who your great-uncle is.
Your great-uncle is your grandfather/grandmother’s brother, this means that your great-uncle’s son is your first cousin once removed. If your great Uncle’s son has a son, he will be your second cousin, and so on.
There are different names you can call such a person, if you do not want to call him your first cousin, you can call him any of the other names I will list here.
Different Names You Can Call Such a Person
- Your kin
- Your relative
- Distant cousin
Yes, you can call your first cousin your ‘kin’’. Since I have already established the fact that your great-uncle’s son is your first cousin.
It will also make sense if you have an alternative name in a situation where you do not want to make use of any of the names I have listed.
Whether you want to call your great-uncle’s son your first cousin or your kin, they still mean the same thing.
Your kin is a family member that is related to you, and your great uncle’s son is also related to you. Whichever name you choose, you are correct.
Your first cousin is your relative. If you do not want to call him your first cousin, you can go ahead to call him your relative.
As long as you both are from the same family he is still your relative. How did I come about this name? Think about it, your relatives are related to you by blood.
Your great cousin comes from your ‘’grand’’ relationship. Your grandparents are already related to you. So, in the real sense, your great-uncle is also your relative. You will not be wrong if you call him your relative.
If you do not want to call your great uncle’s son your first cousin, you can simply call him your distant cousin. As long as you both share grandparents, you can call them your distant cousins.
In a situation where you do not want to say your first cousin once removed, you can simply say ‘’distant cousin’’. It means the same thing. You can choose from any of these names, you will not be wrong.
Just like I have explained in this article, your great uncle’s son is your first cousin once removed. You both share grandparents.
If you are in a conversation with someone, instead of saying your first cousin once removed, because of how long it is, you can simply say ‘’your relative’’, or you can even say ‘’your kin’’.
As long as you all are related, you are relatives. It is good you know this so that you would know how to address your relatives the right way.
Some do not know how to properly address members of their families. If you had struggles addressing your great uncle’s son, this article has made it easy for you.