A surprising name…

I have previously drawn attention to the various names by which I have Lord Norton MSP_0918 copybeen addressed in correspondence, some more inventive than others.  One morning recently, I received letters addressed to His Excellency Lord Norton of Louth (fine by me!), L Norton of Louth, and – one that really outdoes all the more outlandish ones so far – ‘! of Norton’.

Not sure what to make of that – or indeed how to pronounce it.

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Professor of Government at Hull University, and Member of the House of Lords
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6 Responses to A surprising name…

  1. As The Lord Norton you may receive letters addressed “Dear Publican” – a friend of mine who is a peer does.

  2. tizres says:

    “This punctuation mark is called, in the printing world, a screamer, a gasper, a slammer, or a startler” (Wiki)

    If one ignores the preposition, Slammer Norton has a certain quality…

  3. labeldesalis says:

    Trusty & well beloved !

  4. labeldesalis says:

    Magnificent & Illustrious (as some Counts of the Holy Roman Empire, for example, can be addressed)

  5. Mark Shephard says:

    I suspect they were too busy for full titles and full title checking minutes (my guess is that they were possibly born with a long name themselves and have resented the extra days spent typing it ever since)

  6. maudie33 says:

    Your Grace is my favourite,

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