Well, it is at times a cross-word puzzle when you look at people's name tags or business cards. The name is easy to figure out but when it comes to the academic or non-academic title that follows that name I'm at times flabbergasted. I'm pretty sure that it is very interesting to have as many "symbols" behind your name as possible and I'm even more sure that each is well deserved and worked for.
But seriously, AA, AS, AAS, AB, BA, BFA, BSc, Bphil, BSBA, BM, EE, CE, Ch. E, Env. E, CPL, DDM, DDS, DDP, ND, DC, OD, Phd, EdD, MPP, MFA, MPS, MPSA, Dsocsci, FNP and the list goes on and on.................How can you not love a system like that?
Just keep it simple and use the Latin terminology as there are drs. ( doctorandus), dr. ( doctor) and professor. Those will be placed in front of your name. I can live with separate titles for engineering like ing. or ir., also in front of your name. And I'm well aware of the fact that when I have an appointment with my physician he didn't study geology or history.....and even if he did that besides studying medicine the title wouldn't change.
It's time to make this system transparent because we're capable enough to determine who is who when it comes to profession.
And if you want an international career you have to make sure your " degree" is acknowledged abroad. And that's not always the case!!