Post # 1
I have a good friend F, who is dating a guy S. S is a nice guy, but I feel like he is constantly trying to make himself out to be more than he really is. As an example, when I first met him, he insisted that he was psychic and could speak to people who had passed on. He insisted that he had spoken to my grandfather, and claimed to have messages to me from my dead grandfather. This is a bit laughable, as my grandfather didn’t live in the US and never spoke a word of English. English is the only language that S speaks.
Recently, S purchased a lordship from a website which he claimed is entirely legitimate. He is now insisting that we need to address him as Lord S. I am curious how one can possibly purchase a noble title online and have it be entirely legitimate? My understanding is that such titles need to be bestowed upon a person, not simply purchased. I feel like him simply paying the money to buy a title is a bit of a mockery to those who have truly earned their titles. Am I wrong? No negativity, please. I understand that my knowledge of nobility titles is limited, but this doesn’t seem right to me.
Post # 2
You can buy anything online. Just makes you stupid , gullible, and naive
Post # 3
It is possible to purchase a title. Lordships will sometimes come with the purchase of land, other titles can be purchased independantly. That said, the legit ones come at a fairly hefty fee and are typically overseen by a lawyer.
Post # 4
I’d call him “Lord Silly Somesuch” all the livelong day.
Post # 5
Google tells me a title can be had for $32. Even leaving aside the legitimacy of that, I’m pretty sure no matter what you do or pay for a title in the UK, no governing authority in the US can force people to use it since the US doesn’t grant (or possibly even recognize?) titles.
The best you can do is change your name legally to Lord or Prince or whatever. The guy is a moron. He deserves to be relentlessly mocked.
Post # 6
skier11 : I would not be able to stop laughing when I saw him. I’d probably call him Lord Voldermort!
Post # 7
skier11 : Honestly, I have thought about doing this before
Not at all for the bragging rights, like not even a little bit – but because if it indeed is legit and I can like, put it on a credit card, I would totally use the title when booking flights or something, to see if I get upgraded.
Lol…it’s not something I would demand people call me. It would be to see if I could get free shit.
Post # 8
So basically, he’s a dumbass.
You can purchase a title to a square foot of land, which technically makes you a landowner…BUT, this square foot often isn’t recorded so it’s not like you could go visit your ‘land’. Second, $30 per square foot is way more expensive than the land would normally cost so the people selling make a very nice profit. Third, being a landowner doesn’t really make you a Lord. Lordship is a title of nobility, it comes with a coat of arms and usually a government seat. So this guy can call himself whatever he wants but unless he wants to shell out hundreds of thousands of dollary-dos, he is not and will never be a Lord.
Post # 9
skier11 : for the cost of a few hundred dollars, if have fun buying all your mutual friends the square centimetre of foreign that gives you the title of Lord or Lady. It would totally take the wind out of his sails to be surrounded by Lords insisting that he uses their titles. 😉
Post # 10
May I please introduce Lord Psycho.
Post # 11
Is this kind of like when Scott Disick (Kardashians) insisted people referred to him as lord?
Sooooo…did your late grandfather have anything interesting to say?
Post # 12
Someone actually gifted something like this to us for our wedding!! We own 1 sq foot of land in Scottland, with titles of Lord and Lady of that land.
It was a neat gift, doesn’t actually make us a Lord and Lady though 🤣
Post # 13
Get him a paper burger king crown for the next time you see him.
Post # 14
starwarsbride : in Scotland we call them Lairds not Lords 😁
Post # 15
- Wedding: October 2006 - UK
They carry no weight but get 1 square foot of land which entitles you to use the tittle as your prefix. You get a deed and a letter saying it’s legal.
Lord, lady can be picked up for about 30 quid
Other titles can be between 50-500 quid
They are typically given as silly, funny, quirky presents