(Closed) Should FI be identified as “Dr.” or not?

posted 12 years ago in Paper
Post # 32
153 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@3xaCharm:  Oh yes, I wasn’t disagreeing with the phd comment, I was just commenting on the person who said an MD being called Doctor is he or she being pretentious. If you’re a doctor, you’re a doctor. And honestly, who cares what anyone else says, even if it is “You’re not a real doctor.” lol. People are ignorant anyway!

Post # 33
465 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@rosychicklet:  My Fiance also has a doctorate in molecular biology!  We have a bunch of smarties on this board! 🙂

We’re not using Dr. either.  He doesn’t even like it when he gets mail addressed to him as doctor, lol.

Post # 34
1893 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

Technically, in the UK at least, the title of ‘Dr’ for medical doctors is only an honourary title – because they don’t have a Doctorate, so they’re not technically doctors. The honourary title is given because they study and train for so long, they might as well have a doctorate. (some MDs do have Doctorates, but they’re a result of further study, not of their initial training)


My FH is hoping to have finished his PhD before we send the invites out, so he can put Dr on everything. And I don’t blame him! He’s worked really hard for it! But if he’s not submitted by the time the invites go out, I’m not gonna let him put it, because he’s not a Dr yet! 🙂

Post # 35
25 posts
  • Wedding: April 2013

@3xaCharm:  +1, exactly. PhDs and Medical doctors are both real doctors. 

Post # 36
635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@BeachBrideT:  +1

Only use Dr. if you would use Mr. otherwise. If you wouldn’t use Mr., then don’t use Dr.

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