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Gender theory pattern?

(38 Posts)
Lj1991 Mon 08-Feb-16 11:12:44

Hey my husbands auntie has this gender pattern theory I want to test to see if she's right. She said that you will either follow your mum and dads gender pattern or your oh parents gender pattern for example my grandparents had 3 girls my mum and dad had 2 girls, my OH comes from a BBG pattern and we have a boy so by that it should mean my next would be a boy as I'm following MIL pattern. She said were unable to tell if there have been any losses in between. Hope this makes sense please help me prove her wrong haha x

QueenMolotov Mon 08-Feb-16 11:18:30

The odds are 50/50 each time, I think! I've read that the exception is the chances of having another girl after having 2 girls already (sorry, have lost the link to the article but it was a genuine scholarly piece). I think it was found to be 48/52 in favour of another girl, but still near enough to 50/50.

LouLou030783 Mon 08-Feb-16 11:44:38

My grandparents were GBG my parents were GB and OH parents were GB I've been BG so nope x

Twinkletwinkle84 Mon 08-Feb-16 11:49:31

My parents went BGBGB.

DHs parents went BB

We have one girl so far so not true in our case x

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Mon 08-Feb-16 11:59:53

My parents were gb. ILs were bb. We are bg so we haven't followed either. It's random.

StitchesInTime Mon 08-Feb-16 12:16:25

We have 2 DS's. This does not follow either my parents or PIL's gender pattern.

Likewise, the gender pattern of my parents does not follow either set of my grandparents. The gender pattern of PILs doesn't follow either set of their parents either.

It's all random.

Nimportequoi Mon 08-Feb-16 12:21:47

DGP: BBGBGG (I have 14 cousins, 3 boys only)
Us: BB
So........ Random

MNetter15 Mon 08-Feb-16 12:28:22

It's random but my family, and Dh's family are mainly female, by a large majority. Eg... I have 3 sisters and one brother. Dh is an only son and has 3 sisters. I have one uncle and several aunts, as does dh. We have one son and 2 daughters. My brother has 2 daughters, no son. (I could go on)!

Lj1991 Mon 08-Feb-16 14:07:31

I've seen it work with quite a few people in my family like my mum had 2 girls and my grandparents had 3 girls my mums other sister had one girl so I think it works for some but not others maybe a coincidence? It's been driving me mad haha

MetalMidget Mon 08-Feb-16 14:19:24

My mom's parents were b, g, my dad's parents were g, g, b, b, g, b, b, b (I think, I lose track, my two aunts are definitely the eldest). My mom and dad were b, b, g. Pretty sure it's 50/50 each time!

hufflebottom Mon 08-Feb-16 14:19:33

My mum parents was BGBB and my dads parents were GBBB.

My parents were GB

Me: GG

Underparmummy Mon 08-Feb-16 14:20:26

My parents - g b
Oh parents - b b
Us - g g b

Last one always a boy? confused

UptownFunk00 Mon 08-Feb-16 14:34:14

My dads parents: g b g b b
My mums parents: g b g
My parents aka us (but they had 2 children each so both my sisters are half sisters) g g (g and another, lost my twin early on)
DHs parents: g b b
Us: g g (well she's due this Friday and they said she's a girl)

So no real correlation except both my grandparents started off with a girl then a boy and both my parents had 2 girls.

Perjhaps that does follow us but think it's purely anecdotal.

cheekstime Mon 08-Feb-16 17:33:24

Hello - I think I understand this or am I missing something.

It's the guys line that always decides. This is how we ended up righting the post war years. Getting the male quota back up. Sorry haven't got the research doc to hand.

Something in research said about if the male has a sister more likely to have a daughter first or if a brother will have a son but OH family doesn't follow this. So I think pot luck.

Sex closer to ovulation more likely boy further away more likely girl has the 'faster' boys have dies out with slower girls remaining. Obvoiusly there are stories of women ovulating on queue, earlier in cycle than they were meant too. This has been proven by women of armed forces who when the exact time maybe only once before partner went away that they had sex etc.

Artioo2 Mon 08-Feb-16 17:45:55

There are only two sexes and the majority of people only have a small number of children - 'patterns' are bound to repeat often because there aren't that many possible combinations.

kimlo Mon 08-Feb-16 17:48:24

Dg gg
dm gg
me gg

I see a bit of a pattern

MyBigFatGreekYoghurt Mon 08-Feb-16 17:48:31

My parents: GG
DHs parents: GB

Us : BBB

So your theory sucks wink

5minutestobed Mon 08-Feb-16 17:49:37

My mum - GG
Dhs mum - BGB
Me - BB
I don't see a pattern!

ProbablyMe Mon 08-Feb-16 17:54:24


My parents - GG
ExHs parents - BG
DPs parents - BGGG

I have BBBB with exH, DP has GG with exW and DP and I are expecting a B.

Nicky333 Tue 09-Feb-16 11:49:47

Grandparents - GG
Parents - GG
Sister - GG
Me - currently pregnant with a girl.

PennyHasNoSurname Tue 09-Feb-16 11:52:04

Grandparents on my mums side
Gparents on my dads side
my parents

Lj1991 Tue 09-Feb-16 13:51:07

It's oh parents included too smile

GizzyBoo Tue 09-Feb-16 14:15:09

Me - BGBB (G due May)
Maternal GP - BGBB
Paternal GP - BGBB

Dh parents - GB

Interesting reading grin

SoozeyHoozey Tue 09-Feb-16 17:26:42

What about if you have children by different men/women?

rallytog1 Tue 09-Feb-16 18:26:34

I think it's nonsense. We've got GG and they're the first pair of sisters on either side of the family in 4 generations.

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