Someone's mother has four sons. name of three sons are north,east,west, what is the name of the fourth son

can anyone tell?

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    $\begingroup$ Poor kids... Why would you name them like that. $\endgroup$
    – PL457
    Apr 10, 2018 at 9:48
  • $\begingroup$ @North is offended, PL457 :-) $\endgroup$
    – Phylyp
    Apr 10, 2018 at 10:06
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    $\begingroup$ Obligatory XKCD. $\endgroup$ Apr 10, 2018 at 11:05
  • $\begingroup$ @PL457 To create the NEWS(outh) ;P $\endgroup$
    – ABcDexter
    Apr 10, 2018 at 11:44
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    $\begingroup$ @ABcDexter and others who closed that post: According to the accepted answer, this is not a duplicate of Who is the fifth child?. It is rather a duplicate of Say the name of the mother's son (I flagged the post again for moderator intervention) $\endgroup$
    – xhienne
    Apr 10, 2018 at 12:38

2 Answers 2


i believe that the answer is



whenever this question is asked, it’s actually asked this way: “Someone's mom has four sons, North, East and West. What is the name of the fourth son. Can you guess the name of the fourth son?”


If you read it again, the second sentence ends with a full stop. It’s a statement. It tells you the name of the fourth son is, “What”.

  • $\begingroup$ He does have a point. title says logical english riddles. Didn't even begin to think about that +1 $\endgroup$
    – L_Church
    Apr 10, 2018 at 10:06
  • $\begingroup$ So, 'Someone' must be the name of a daughter? $\endgroup$
    – Lee Leon
    Apr 10, 2018 at 12:46

I believe the answer is:



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