Aunt In-Law Once Removed?
January 10, 2012 7:08 PM Subscribe
What do you call your brother-in-law's mom?
posted by janelikes to grab bag (36 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My husband's new brother-in-law's mother (whom he is very close to) just added him as a relative on facebook. There is no category for brother-in-law's mom. The options are: Cousin, Wife, Sister, Mother, Daughter, Aunt, Niece, Grandmother, Granddaugther, step-sister, step-mother, step-daughter, sister-in-law, mother-in-law, daughter-in-law, partner. She is obviously none of these things.
This made us realize that there is no nomenclature for this kind of relationship. It seems that she is an in-law, but when my husband refers to his in-laws, he is either talking about my family or his sibling's spouses (spice?).
We are trying to develop an adequate nomenclature to designate the family members of our sibling's spouses. Any help would be greatly appreciated.