What’s in a name?

Lord Norton MSP_0918 copyI have previously commented on the range of names by which I have been addressed in correspondence: ‘Mr Louth’, ‘Mr LNO Louth’, ‘Professor Norton of Louth’, ‘Mr Lord Norton of Louth’, ‘Lord Louth’ and so on.  Some of the salutations in letters have also been interesting.  It is not unusual for a letter to open with ‘Dear Lord’.  However, one I received this week was a first.  It opened with ‘Dear Baron Philip’.

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Professor of Government at Hull University, and Member of the House of Lords
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5 Responses to What’s in a name?

  1. maude elwes says:

    Well as one or two of the posters on, Lords of the Blog, are so overwhelmed with adoration for your title you may consider yourself fortunate not to be addressed as, ‘Darling Baron Phillip.’

    God save all those wonderful and superior Lords who are doing all that is right and properfor us who know our place.

    • franksummers3ba says:

      His coat of arms reads “Fill-Hip North-On” maybe we could call him that. Do you think it would catch on…?

      • maude elwes says:

        Well, that could be thought apt, a Northern filled hip could be found fit for purpose. Hull hippies being prime movers and shakers in their hey day.


        Where have you been Frank? I’ve missed your pointed comments on LOTB.

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