Noble titles: Can someone please explain the legitimacy of this to me?

posted 1 year ago in Legal
Post # 2
1611 posts
Bumble bee

You can buy anything online. Just makes you stupid , gullible, and naive 

Post # 3
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
7115 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

I’d call him “Lord Silly Somesuch” all the livelong day.

Post # 5
848 posts
Busy bee

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
3307 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

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skier11 :  I would not be able to stop laughing when I saw him. I’d probably call him Lord Voldermort!

Post # 7
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

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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
1941 posts
Buzzing bee

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
4785 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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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
5187 posts
Bee Keeper

May I please introduce Lord Psycho.

Post # 11
6161 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2017

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
196 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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
9829 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

 Get him a paper burger king crown for the next time you see him.

Post # 14
436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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starwarsbride :  in Scotland we call them Lairds not Lords 😁

Post # 15
68 posts
Worker bee
  • 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  

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