Birthday Honours list - notice something?

(10 Posts)
kim147 Sat 14-Jun-14 22:55:18

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/319881/Birthday_Honours_2014_List.pdf

Have a look at the names. And the titles. Or lack of. I know it's probably a little thing but what do you notice?

ToffeePenny Sat 14-Jun-14 23:19:13

shock

stripeyred Sat 14-Jun-14 23:29:52

Are you talking about the Ms? Why do some women have it and others not?

Boudica1990 Sat 14-Jun-14 23:37:14

You get to choose how your name appears on the honours list. Many women tick the box for their title of choice.

ToffeePenny Sat 14-Jun-14 23:52:13

So of the group (of previously untitled people) all the women actively chose to have a title (ms or Miss) but not a single one of the men did?
Hmm.
<still cross that my running number last weekend had a massive 'F' printed next to it, while all the chaps just had numbers>

kim147 Sun 15-Jun-14 07:30:37

Why do people need to know the marital status of women/

Why can't it be First Name Surname (and no marital status).

EdithWeston Sun 15-Jun-14 07:47:20

It's really peculiar, on the grounds that the way round they list it for women using "Mrs" is for example Edith, Mrs Weston" which is most definitely not a common use.

Surely it can't be that difficult to let recipients self identify with their preferred title (including choosing none at all)?

sausageeggbacon11 Sun 15-Jun-14 08:43:28

Royal Honours have been around for quite a long time so the usage of titles is based on old formats. Men are all Mr unless they hold a doctorate etc so not unusual that the format is standard. The fact we are allowed a choice in what title is an improvement from not even being recognised.

And I was really pleased with the awards to those fighting rape as a weapon of war. Even if it does mean Jolie is an honour Dame because of it. For more info on this bit here

Boudica1990 Sun 15-Jun-14 12:33:21

Men are not offered Mr because it is default, so they acknowledge Dr, Professor, Capt, Col.

Honestly you are sent a form through the post you fill it in and send it back. Your name the appears as you wrote it. Some men choose the honourable.

FairPhyllis Sun 15-Jun-14 18:36:40

It's quite common to see in very trad institutions: e.g. lists of teachers in public schools usually do it this way - 'initials surname' for male teachers and 'Miss/Mrs initials surname' for women.

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