Robbie J N wrote:... Would I say great-great-half-aunt, or half-great-great-aunt?
Now you're making me think.... (No bad thing).
Half-cousins make sense by analogy with half-siblings. With half-siblings, you have only one parent in common and so with half-cousins, you only have one grandparent in common. Fine...
But I don't think that you can have a half-aunt, because aunts (or uncles) are siblings of only one parent to start with. Except, except, except
... Could a half-aunt be the half-sister of your parent? The child of just one of your grand-parents....? Hmmm - that would suggest that "half-aunt" does
make sense after all.
But really, the thing here is that since it's not
a normal term (i.e. it's not one that I use
), then it's a bit of a dodgy term to use. It's rather like "step-grandfather" - is that the father of a step-parent or the step-father of a parent? Or even the step-father of a step-parent??? Probably best not to use these terms until you've explained them....