Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

My Niece Just Gave Birth to a Baby Girl. Am I a Great Aunt, or a Grand Aunt?

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » DU Groups » Home & Family » Ancestry/Genealogy Group Donate to DU
 
LaydeeBug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 08:22 PM
Original message
My Niece Just Gave Birth to a Baby Girl. Am I a Great Aunt, or a Grand Aunt?
I have an interest in Genealogy, but am such a novice. My family thinks I am now a great aunt, but I am thinking it's "Grand Aunt".

Does anyone know? :shrug:
Refresh | 0 Recommendations Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-02-10 08:04 PM
Response to Original message
1. Same thing, AFAIC. Our family uses the term great-aunt.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
OnionPatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-28-10 01:01 AM
Response to Original message
2. This has been confusing me as well.
I was always told that my parent's aunts and uncles were my "great" aunts and uncles, but you are right; that's kind of skipping a level in the aunt/uncle department. Why should one's grandparents be "grand" but their siblings be "great"? It seems like the "great" aunts and uncles should start at the same generation as the great-grandparents, no? :shrug: The info I've seen so far on this is conflicting on the great/grand aunts/uncles, some sources saying "grand", some "great". But it makes more sense to me that you are a grand-aunt.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-03-10 10:11 AM
Response to Reply #2
4. I like grand and great
You would be a gg aunt :smile:

Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 11:44 AM
Response to Original message
3. congratulations grand aunt!
:toast: and congratulations!! :D

:dem:

Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Sat Aug 30th 2014, 09:46 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » DU Groups » Home & Family » Ancestry/Genealogy Group Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC