AIBU to want to take my degree certificate to the bank?

(311 Posts)
DrTrillianAstra Sun 19-Jul-09 19:27:15

And make them change all my details to Dr Trillian?

(not Dr Trillian of course, actually Dr Realname, but you know what I mean grin)

Or is it too unbelievably poncey?

random Sun 19-Jul-09 19:28:32

poncey smile

EccentricaGallumbits Sun 19-Jul-09 19:30:27

Hell no.

Dr Trillian Phd BSc (honS) ( fabulousness) Md Bed etc etc etc.

I'd really l;ike a name badge at work with all my academic thingys on it but they won't let me. I'm sure it's because I'd intimidate those less ualified than I am grin

Sister Student Eccentrica Bsc (hons) MEd DipHe etc etc is a bit of a mouthful.

karala Sun 19-Jul-09 19:31:11

No = not poncey - you've worked damned hard for that and deserve the name. (Unless you cut it out of the back of a cornflake packet, of course)

Shineyhappydiamond Sun 19-Jul-09 19:31:21

Go for it. Do you need to take the certificate though? It looks a bit like being sent down the road to show Auntie Norah your school project...

theyoungvisiter Sun 19-Jul-09 19:31:39

I don't think you need to take your certificate you know! But I think it is poncey I'm afraid. Only for use in professional correspondence - or when fishing for a mortgage wink

nickytwotimes Sun 19-Jul-09 19:33:01

Generally, I would say it was poncy, BUT I like you so no, yanbu. wink

I think peope think it is poncey if they don't have a doctorate.

The downside is you will be expected to perform CPR if anyone has a heart attack

flaminhell Sun 19-Jul-09 19:36:16

No way, get it done, you earned it, its yours.

DrTrillianAstra Sun 19-Jul-09 19:36:40

I looked up 'how do I change name details' and they want some kind of proof. Maybe I could just phone them up or something.

It is poncey. I know. I won't deny it. But I don't think it's too poncey. Or is it?

Ah, who cares anywa?. I want to. Like most OPs on AIBU I want you to tell me that I am right to do the thing I want to do! grin

SarahL2 Sun 19-Jul-09 19:37:31

You earned it - you have the right to use it! Especially a doctorate!!!

Well done Trillian

regards
SarahL2 BA (hons) grin

junglist1 Sun 19-Jul-09 19:37:58

DO IT, I bloody would. Go doc go!!!

theyoungvisiter Sun 19-Jul-09 19:38:13

Profiterole - DH is a PhD and thinks it's poncy to use the title for non-work reasons, just as it would look poncy to put "BA (hons) 1st class" after my name on everything - he hasn't changed anything.

I however sometimes tick the dr box on his behalf if I think it will help on forms wink

You should of course do whatever you like Trillian and it is not at ALL unreasonable to do it - but since you did specifically ask whether it was poncy, that's just my opinion grin

theyoungvisiter Sun 19-Jul-09 19:39:23

Trillian - I think they only want proof to change your name name - like as in your surname.

They don't (usually?) require proof of your title - you just tick whatever box you want.

LovelyTinOfSpam Sun 19-Jul-09 19:41:16

Only time I thought it unreasonable was when my schoolfriends dad used to park in the doctors only parking at hospital/GP on the basis of his Phd in (I think) history hmm

DrTrillianAstra Sun 19-Jul-09 19:41:56

I've found the form, now I have to decide whether to ask for a new card immediately or just wait til the old one runs out. <big giant ponce>

Theyoungvisiter - does it make a difference on insurance etc?

sceptic Sun 19-Jul-09 19:42:40

Just look after your certificate, and know that if you need to get a transcript you can do so for a few £££.

DrTrillianAstra Sun 19-Jul-09 19:42:53

shock at LovelyTinOfSpam - that's crazy behaviour! I promise I will use my title for good and not for evil! grin

iamaLeafontheWind Sun 19-Jul-09 19:44:57

My bank need proof of marriage to change me from Miss to Mrs and I haven't changed my surname. Stupid bank.

Dr has got to help with the credit scoring so definitely change it. Plus you earned it, you get to show it off.

IamaLeaf ACMA, BA(Hons)

theyoungvisiter Sun 19-Jul-09 19:45:20

not insurance I don't think - they usually assess on the basis of your professional category rather than your title.

But some other things it does seem to help.

A friend always puts it on her travel docs because she swears you get upgraded more often grin. I would be too worried about getting tapped on the shoulder if a first class passenger had a heart attack.

MoominMymbleandMy Sun 19-Jul-09 19:49:06

Just wait until someone collapses in the bank and they grab you for your resuscitation skills!

DrTrillianAstra Sun 19-Jul-09 19:49:41

In that case if I ever get upgraded on a plabe I will chug down the champagne like there's no tomorrow, and they will fear to ask me to do anything, let alone medical procedures! grin

Thunderduck Sun 19-Jul-09 19:49:47

I agree with TYV,as does dp who will soon complete his PHD.

DrTrillianAstra Sun 19-Jul-09 19:50:12

plabe? plane!

good god if I had a doctorate I would be down the bank in a shot
nuff respec

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