Family tree sql query

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DECLARE @FamilyTree TABLE(ID int, Name Varchar(50), MotherID int, FatherID int);
INSERT INTO @FamilyTree
(ID,  MotherID, FatherID,   Name) VALUES
(1,   NULL,    NULL,    'My Grand Father'),
(2,   NULL,    NULL,    'My Grand Mother'),
(3,   10, 9,  'My Mother'),
(4,   2,   1,   'My Father'),
(5,   3,   4,   'Me'),
(6,   12, 11,  'My wife'),
(7,   3,   4,   'My Brother'),
(8,   6,   5,   'My son'),
(9,   NULL, NULL, 'My Mother Grand Father'),
(10, NULL, NULL, 'My Mother Grand Mother'),
(11, NULL, NULL, 'My Wife Grand Father'),
(12, NULL, NULL, 'My Wife Grand Mother');

;WITH FamilyCTE
AS
(
    SELECT 
      *, 
      CAST(NULL AS VARCHAR(50)) AS FatherName,  
      CAST(NULL AS VARCHAR(50)) AS MotherName, 0 AS Level
    FROM @FamilyTree
    WHERE FatherID IS NULL 
      AND MotherID IS NULL
      AND ID = 2
    UNION ALL
    SELECT 
      f.ID, 
      f.Name AS ParentName, 
      f.MotherID, 
      f.FatherID, 
      c.Name AS FatherName, 
      c2.Name AS MotherName, 
      Level + 1
    FROM @FamilyTree AS F
    INNER JOIN FamilyCTE c ON F.FatherID = c.ID
    INNER JOIN @FamilyTree c2 ON f.MotherID = c2.ID
)

SELECT ID, MotherID, FatherID, Name, Level 
FROM FamilyCTE

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