Thursday, July 26, 2012

A question for you Brits

OK, how do you refer to Robert Strutt, fourth Baron Rayleigh?

Can you, after first mentioning him in a piece of writing, susbequently refer to him as "Strutt", or should you subsequently refer to him as "Lord Rayleigh". I've seen it both. Is there a reason to choose one over the other or is it just important to keep it consistent?

And (less important for the purposes of my writing) why isn't he just called "Lord Strutt"?

1 comment:

  1. As far as I understand it "Strutt" would be fine. I don't think anyone is too worried about these things anymore.

    David Owen, who was made a peer refers to himself as "Lord Owen" instead of "Lord Plymouth" as would be traditional.


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