Is it possible to have a niece or nephew older than you?

Is it possible to have a niece or nephew older than you?

Absolutely! If your sibling is enough older than you are and had a child before you were born, your nephew or niece would be older than you. If you’re father had you when he was older and your older sister had kids before you were born, they would be older nieces/nephews.

What’s the difference between nephew and niece?

A niece is female, while a nephew is male, with the term nibling used in place of the common, gender-specific terms in some specialist literature. As aunt/uncle and niece/nephew are separated by two generations they are an example of second-degree relationship and are 25% related if related by blood.

Can you be the same age as your nephew?

Yes, an aunt/uncle can even be younger than their niece/nephew. If you have children early you can still be in your childbearing years when that child is an adult.

How old was my oldest niece when she was born?

When my oldest niece was born nine and half years ago, the waiting room was busy with her family who were absolutely breathless to see her. Two of her new relatives were two aunts that loved her equally, and waited together in intense anticipation. I was auntie number one, the sister of the mother.

Can a mom and a niece have a relationship?

The aunt knew the mom first, and the niece is born into that female relationship, whatever that might be. If the parent was close to the aunt beforehand, the niece will benefit from that relationship. If that relationship is strained, the one with the nieces may be a bit distant, unless the two make an effort to repair it.

How are nieces and nephews related to one another?

A co-niece-in-law or co-nephew-in-law is the spouse of one’s niece-in-law or nephew-in-law. A sororal niece or sororal nephew is the child of one’s sister. A fraternal niece or fraternal nephew is the child of one’s brother. A half-niece or half-nephew is the child of one’s half-sibling, related by 12.5%.

Where does the word niece come from in English?

Niece entered Middle English from the Old French word nece, which also derives from Latin nepotem. The word nibling is a neologism suggested by Samuel Martin in 1951 as a cover term for “nephew or niece”; it is not common outside of specialist literature.

When did Jessica Starsiak take care of her niece?

Starsiak and her husband, Stephen Hawk, made the decision to care for her niece last August after Starsiak’s younger sister Jessica went through a difficult time. Add a comment… Instagram

When did my sister put her mother into a home?

There were various monthly outgoings to my sister and her daughter and a shortfall of £44,000 from the house sale, which seems unaccounted for. My sister put my mother, who had dementia by then, into a home in about March 2012, but money was still coming out of her account as well (not just for the home fees).

When is a mother is and has been unloving?

When a mother is and has been unloving, the choices are always hard. “My mother is in her 60s now and has several health problems. I was her caregiver for many years, but have not had much contact with her for six years or so. It is a constant dilemma.

Who was asked to take care of my late mother?

And then there’s the cultural opprobrium: While I was never asked to take care of my late mother—we had been estranged for 13 years when she became ill—I have seen people reassess me when they learn that I did not see her before she died.