Andrea has been promoted. Apparently.
At least, that’s what it says on the package, arriving for her this morning. For it is addressed to Rear Admiral Andrea etc.
Huh? I knew she liked sailors, but when did this happen?
A few days ago, apparently, as she decided Ms was no longer good enough and she upgraded her Amazon title to one with nautical rank.
Interesting. As far as i am aware, so long as no fraudulent intent is there, she is perfectly entitled to.
However, it does raise a sub-question to issues around name change. Which is the precise status of title.
If there is little law i can find on “legal name”, there is next to nothing i have managed to find about title. At the back of my mind lurks a suspicion that impersonating some titles MIGHT constitute an offence per se…so please let us know if you DO know about such law.
Otherwise, though, the main thing i have encountered is large corporates (again!) that get at least slightly stroppy about some people using some titles. Mostly, its “Ms” that causes probs: some banks seem to demand that you can only use it if you were previously or are married…
Huh? I thought “Ms” was a title created by women for women – so don’t see what right banks have over it.
I’d also be interested to see what systems make of the growing trend amongst intersex and gender queer folk to title themselves “Mx” – pronounced “Mix”. Some systems won’t recognise that: but if its what you DO call yourself, what right have they to refuse?
OK. That’s all. Any KNOWLEDGE about the law on titles would be nice…and any rationale for why the banks have this issue with “Ms”.