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A Peeve

Since this discussion list was started, I have been on and off depending upon 
the topics discussed. I recently signed on again and was about to sign off 
again due to the person "Sinclair" and his use of the name. I read Malcholm 
of Caithness's discussion of this person but it did not touch on my concern.

There are certain items of protocol that are followed when someone has a 
claim to a title. Sinclair does not possess the required title except that he 
has that as a surname.

The only person whom is entitled to sign himself as "Sinclair" is Lord 
Sinclair who is Murray Sinclair of the Herdmanston Branch of the family. He 
is a distinguished soldier who is now bed-ridden as a result of wounds.

Those of us that carry the "Sinclair" surname should be respectfull of his 
right and sign with a given name or an initial and the surname.