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Sibling bands[edit]

Should this trivia section really be here?? In what way does it contribute to any encyclopedic knowledge and understanding about siblings??? I would like to remove it. Lova Falk talk 11:13, 29 June 2010 (UTC)

As nobody has explained the importance of this section, I will be bold and remove it. Lova Falk talk 19:00, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

one more sibling band[edit]

hi, i know the section isn't really needed but i wanted to contribute a tiny little thing, i added Kalmah there because there are siblings in the band, but i don't know too much about making links, or formatting, or anything, really, so.. i just hope my microscopic contribution helps someone >< ~moon —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:19, 9 October 2010 (UTC)

Sibling#Famous groups[edit]

I created a "Musicians" subcategory for this group. The reason being, over half of that section was musical groups, so it helps to make it more legible. This has also been alphabetized. Considering the sheer size of this "famous groups" category, I would like to propose exporting the section to famous sibling groups or something like that, and then we can simply link to it at the bottom in 'see also' This keeps this article a bit less cluttered. Y12J (talk) 17:26, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

Stepsibling vs Half Sibling[edit]

The section marked Stepsibling had the definition for half sibling listed underneath it. I fixed this by paraphrasing the definition for stepsibling from wiktionary, and creating a new section for half sibling with the rest of the content. I'm assuming this was some accidental deletion in the history of the article, and I based my change on known dictionary definitions. (talk) 18:08, 24 September 2010 (UTC)


I tried the "sister" link and it just linked right back to this article. I assume the "brother" link does the same. I think these links should be removed or reworked since links linking back to the same article are utterly useless. (talk) 15:32, 4 February 2011 (UTC)

Since brother and sister redirect here[edit]

We should cover their etymologies as well. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:44, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

Section titles[edit]

The word "sibling" is repeated over and over again in many titles in this article. I think this is unnecessary, seeing as how the context it pertains to is clear by the title of the article. I've been bold enough for the day, so I'd like to invite someone else to make the change, or else at least voice some feedback or support for this proposal before going forward. Basically I think the word 'sibling' should be ommitted from the section headings. It makes it unnecessarily long, and overdescriptive. Sibling#Types of siblings could simply be shortened to Sibling#Types for example. The same with its subheadings, they could be called Full/Half/3quarter/step/milk/god/foster/adoptive/cross/cousins. Same with changing Sibling#Sibling rivalry to Sibling#Rivalry and Sibling#Famous sibling groups to Sibling#Famous groups. Could someone share their views about this? Y12J (talk) 17:26, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

I also noticed that somebody attached an explicit anchor to "Half sibling". Section titles already create an implicit anchor. Removing it now though will probably break some link the clueless created somewhere else. Cloudswrest (talk) 18:41, 6 July 2012 (UTC)

Cross siblings?[edit]

I'm confused by the entry on 'cross siblings'. I've never encountered this term before, and I'm struggling to comprehend how it differs from 'step siblings'. In the example text, Michael (M) is said to be the maternal half-sibling of Kevin (K), and the paternal half-sibling of Eden (E). So let's call M's mother A, and his father B. K's mother is also A; let's call his father C. E's father is B; let's call her father D. K and E are said to be cross-siblings. Why are they not step-siblings? Or is it just that they are not necessarily step-siblings?

An example from my recent genealogical research covered an instance where (equivalently) A and C were initially married, and B and D were initially married. C and D both died, and A and B married. K moved in with them (and probably E), and M was born. B reported K as his stepchild on the census; so presumably K is E's step-sibling? AlexTiefling (talk) 13:35, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

What do you call this?[edit]

What would you call half siblings who share one parent and whose non-shared parents are half siblings? For example, Bob married Jill and had a child with her. Then they divorced and Bob married Jill's half-sister, Mary and has a child with her. What would the children be called? Nikofeelan (talk)

5/8 sibling? It's probably not common enough to have any name. --Cloudswrest (talk) 20:41, 2 August 2012 (UTC)


I was initially confused by the use of the word 'thoughtfulness' in the opening summary. To be, thoughtfulness means first a state of thinking, although of course it also means 'considerate' or similar, clearly the intent here.

However, it redirects to 'thought' which is not really anything to do with the concept. I've searched for synonyms but 'considerate' is an uncited article about a legal concept, and can't find anything else suitable..

Remove the link to 'thought' for now, but has anyone got any ideas? Bertcocaine (talk) 18:56, 9 December 2012 (UTC)

American Heritage Dictionary defines "solicitude" as: "n. 1. The state of being solicitous; care or concern, as for the well-being of another." I think that is the sense you are looking for, but it should not be in here at all unless someone has shown this to be true. Is one prone to be more solicitous of a sibling than a friend or lover? Not so sure. (talk) 08:52, 3 January 2013 (UTC)n0w8st8