This title of nobility is an aristonym that you will have a lot of fun with. Impress those around you by placing the certificate of appointment clearly visible in your living room or office. Surround yourself with aristocratic regalia like a coffee mug or pillow imprinted with your coat of arms and title. Enjoy displaying your new title of nobility as a name suffix on your business cards and letterhead, noting how respectful you are as a Lord and Lady of Anse Boileau suddenly be treated in the restaurant when you make a reservation.
How do I wear my title of nobility?
You can wear the title however you like.
Here are some examples:
- Max Smith, Lord of Anse Boileau
- Lord Max of Anse Boileau
- Lord Max Smith of Anse Boileau
Wear the title on business cards, on letterheads or to reserve a table in a restaurant or a room in a hotel. You can use it completely freely and in almost all situations in life. Also, you can appear in public under the name and even sign contracts.
In the English-speaking world, anyone can choose, change and keep their own name. One simply chooses the name oneself, creates a deed poll and goes with it to banks, contractors etc. and can have all account and credit cards, his (English) passport and his club memberships changed.
A Deed poll, or more precisely Deed of change of name, is a document commonly used in some countries to prove a change of name, which is not issued by an official body but, provided it meets the formal requirements of a Deed, can be executed by the name changer himself. English name law, which is based on common law, is not subject to any special public law restrictions.
There is no civil name in the strict sense in English law; legal name is the name actually used in legal transactions by a person. That person is free to change the name at will, subject to no normative or substantive restrictions, with the exception of not having a fraudulent intent in changing the name. However, you must become (be) a resident of this language area and the name change is unfortunately not recognized in Germany. But at least in a very large part of the world. Wikipedia has an interesting article on this: deed poll
Your own coat of arms
To your noble title you receive a (noble) family coat of arms from us, which was designed by us only for this noble title.
Family coats of arms are commonly referred to as coats of arms that are held by families and individuals. Family coats of arms are passed on to direct male and female descendants at birth according to customary law and can be used as long as the name of the founder of the coat of arms is retained. The right to bear a coat of arms is a customary institute of private law to which everyone is entitled.
A coat of arms enjoys in its artistic design in principle the protection of copyright. A coat of arms is a shield-shaped sign, based on the shield as a protective weapon of the Middle Ages. It can stand as a sovereign sign for a state, a country or a city or symbolically represent and legitimize the importance of a dynasty, a family or a person. Family coats of arms, which prove a Nobilitierung (elevation into the nobility), are hereditary. Coats of arms were originally designed in stylized representation and usually multicolored design according to predetermined codification, based on the guidelines of traditional heraldry. Today coats of arms are usually worked in free and formally very reduced formal language.
The coat of arms was originally a badge on a shield. Coats of arms originated in their classic, medieval form in the first half of the 12th century, the time of the Crusades - i.e. in connection with the appearance of large armies of knights, among other things. With the advent of increasingly heavy and closed armor, friend and foe were no longer recognizable in battle, so the coat of arms served as an aid to identification. As medieval depictions show, this was especially the case with cavalry. The shield and helmet were particularly suitable for the application of the coat of arms. They therefore became the symbol-bearing elements of the coat of arms.