Such haughty reserve lends mystique to the Register, of course. But the secrecy and anonymity also are intended to protect the association's selection committee from being besieged by families who, having just made a great fortune in, say, electric toenail clippers, now fancy themselves eligible for inclusion in the rolls of the upper class.
Who thinks up these things? There is probably a market out there for a battery-powered diaper-wiper (Poop-O-Matic?), zit squeezers (Actually, I think there is one of those; a vacuum device), hair combers, electric toenail clippers, nose hair trimmers (Oh, I have one of those), or perhaps, a rotary, finger-shaped nose-picker (Boog-O-Matic?).