(Closed) Title Etiquette: Married Judges

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
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Honey bee

distantlover2016:  I would THINK the honorables, because if both are doctors with the same last name you would address them as “the doctors smith”

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 2 months ago by  BMoreBecc.
Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

If it’s a family member I’m sure you can just ask them, instead of us…

If they’re both judges and in your country they call them ‘honorables’ then yes I would think I’d just put honorables at the beginning as is the same with doctors. If only one of them is I would put the honorable A Smith and Mrs A Smith.

ETA: My father is a Judge and it does vary greatly how you adress them between countries and types of judges

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I would do: Honorable John A. Smith & Honorable Jane A. Smith. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper

ValAsInVal:  +1. “The Honorables” sounds like a boring sequel to The Incredibles. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Darling Husband and I are friends with a judge couple but have never faced this issue with them because we have always been on a first-name basis with them both and the fact that they have both only been elected or appointed to their respective benches within the last 18 months or so. We are getting ready to send out our first Christmas cards as a married couple however, so this has me wondering now too! I’ll ask them at our church Advent service tomorrow night and update on their answer 🙂

Post # 9
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Busy bee

The honorables sounds better to me, but I’m not sure if its actually correct

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I went to edit my comment (but I can’t) and I wanted to clarify that, in my country, if only one is a judge then only one should be technically addressed as “honorable” or “justice” or “judge”.

Hence my comment that, for instance, my father is a Justice and his partner is a Ms.

Otherwise, if they are both judges, I would put Justice Smith and Justice Smith.

But again, in your country maybe this is different.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

lol “john and jane” and call it a day.

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