Titles of nobility:

I would like to clarify once and for all that Rose will NOT be titled "Lady Rose Aldridge" as suggested by so many others on this wikia.

The title of "Lady" is a cocourtesy title, and female courtesy titles are subsumed under that of her husband's if he has one, regardless of rank.

As such, by marrying Atticus who is the son of presumably a Baron (which makes him an Honourable), Rose's title downgrades to that of "The Honourable Mrs Atticus Aldridge".

Had she, however, married a commoner, she would have retained her title of "Lady" because commoners do not have any courtesy titles. For example, had she married Jack Ross, she would have become "Lady Rose Ross". This is the case of Rosamund, who married Marmaduke Painswick (a commoner) and thus retains the rank and becomes "Lady Rosamund Painswick".

Real life examples? Princess Alexandra, upon her marriage to Angus Ogilvy, became "The Honourable Mrs Angus Ogilvy", though in her case she also retained her title as Princess of the UK because a princess is not a courtesy title but one issued by a writ.

I'm not cooking up my own facts; you can easily refer to Burke's Peerage or Debrett's to verify these facts.

Hope we have settled Rose's post-marriage title for good.

(Evaneyf (talk) 15:55, January 29, 2015 (UTC))

Do you have a reference? Unless I am misreading it, Debrett's seems to agree with HPR. Ehj666 (talk) 18:49, January 29, 2015 (UTC)ehj666

I am going to end this once and for all Evaneyf. You are wrong. Wrong. Wrong. WRONG!

Debretts is clear on it: (from Daughters of a Marquess) On marriage she continues to use the same style, with her husband's surname, ie if Lady Clare Hart married Mr Mark North, she would become Lady Clare North..

Now, Atticus is known as The Honourable MR Atticus Aldridge, thus, Rose keeps her own title of "Lady".

If, however, Atticus had a title - which he doesn't - THEN Rose would take his title; Viscountess, Duchess, Baroness, etc. OR she would continue to use - and again, I quote from debretts - her own style followed by the courtesy title, eg Lady Mary South.

Thus, Rose's title is, and will remain until Lord Sinderby dies, "The Right Honourable Lady Rose Aldridge, nee MacClare". --HarryPotterRules1 (talk) 21:32, January 29, 2015 (UTC)

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