Still, we're stuck with it now, so we might as well point and laugh at him. And who knows, perhaps Mr Bercow is ahead of the curve. Perhaps his avant garde taste in retro heraldry is about to be copied up and down the land.
If so, there are some rules: coats of arms must have a shield, a motto underneath, and after that, pretty much anything goes, as the Speaker's shows.
And there is a cost: £5,400 if you're asking, which of course we paid for Mr Bercow.
Above, then, are a few design suggestions for celebrities who can jolly well pay out of their own pockets.