Someone’s mother has four sons; three are named North, East, and West. What’s the name of the fourth son?

Read the question carefully “Can u guess the name of the fourth son?”. The answer seeker is looking for a YES or NO, not the name of the fourth son. Don’t let these questions fool you, you are smarter than this.

The most accurate answer is as follows:

The very first line states, “someone’s mother has… ” and so on. From this, one can ascertain that the name of the fourth child is “someone”.

However, if one looks at the names of the other children (North, East, West), it seems very likely that the name of the fourth child is “South”, which is in keeping with the pattern (the cardinal directions).

And finally, the way the question is phrased, it seems that no matter what the name of the fourth son is, the answer to the question can only be ‘yes’ or ‘no’.

Someone’s mother has four sons
Someone’s mother has four sons

From the last line: “Can you guess the name of the fourth son?”.

Someone’s mother has four sons; three are named North, East, and West. What’s the name of the fourth son?

Additionally, I’m not sure whether this is a mistake or not, but in the middle sentence (What is the name of the last son.) a full stop is used instead of a question mark. This would mean that the son’s name is ‘What’, unlikely as it seems.

Therefore the answer is:

Yes, I can guess the name of the fourth son, and the most likely names are either Someone South or What.

Someone is the right answer. Some of you are saying that what can also be the answer.

But what I think is the way the question is framed in the first sentence itself makes it obvious.

Let’s replace someone with any random name say, Donald.

Now the question would be Donald’s mother has four sons North, east and west. ( Now the fourth son obviously is Donald.)

This first sentence rules out the possibility of having the fourth one as What despite not followed by a question mark.

Let me know what you people think now :D…

Someone’s mother has four sons, three are named North, East, and West. What’s the name of the fourth son?

Sweden vs the Netherlands