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Here you will find some great ideas for all styles of private number plates to help you find a meaningful combination of letters and numbers for that
perfect registration. Our handy tips will show you how to make your number plate truly personal.
Private number plates can read like words. You can use visual tricks and phonetics to spell out your name or a word, such as swapping numbers for
2 Z R
6 B G C
11 II U H
16 19 IG
17 N A
You can also use letters and numbers to represent whole words.
B Be Bee
C See Sea
CU See you
T Tea Tee
1 One Won
2 Two Too To
4 For Fore
8 Ate Hate
12 One To
1A One For
4 TEE 40
6 TEE 60
7 TEE 70
8 TEE 80
9 TEE 90
Once you’ve chosen what you want your private numberplate to say you might find you don’t have enough characters to fill the plate. Using characters
as ‘fillers’ is a great way to find a match and to create a distinctive looking plate. You can find some tips to help you below.
You can use letters as fillers by adding them at the beginning or end of words, or even in the middle.
Xs can be used as kisses and Ss and Zs can be added to the end of words to make them plural or possessive (e.g. GEMS, GEMZ)
You can also repeat letters and numbers. The eye tends to skim over repetitions meaning they can be added without detracting from the important digits
of your registration.
Here are some great ways to start a private number plate—just add your name or initials to the end for a distinctive, fun registration.
Prefix style plates
MR and DR
Current style plates
BEST and EASY
You don’t have to stick to expressing just one thing on a private number plate; you can combine several ideas to achieve a personalised registration.
Why not try combining some of the elements below?
UF04 TOM Tom, UFO spotter
S424 PUG Sara, loves her Pug
J29 GEM Gemma, July 29th wedding anniversary
RO54 BMW Rosa, BMW driver
JH09 UFC Justin, UFC addict
M14 MOO Mia, cattle farmer
You can use initials at the beginning or end of a private number plate or even repeat them.
Couples or ‘His and Hers’
You can combine a couple’s initials or names, or opt for MR and MRS private number plates. By reversing which names or initials are at the beginning
and end of a plate, you can create matching his and hers private number plates.
Special dates or age
You can commemorate a birthday, wedding anniversary or special age on a private numberplate.
There are lots of ways that you can make a private number plate fun, naughty, or simply show that the driver has a sense of humour!
Ideas for personalised plates
Here are some ideas to help you to find the perfect unique private number plate.
Using our tips it couldn’t be easier to create your own custom name plate.
Private number plates like the examples above can cost thousands, but, if you’re clever and don’t mind shortening your name (or including letters from
your surname), finding an inexpensive private number plate for your name couldn’t be easier!
Using numbers to replace letters
Using letters from the surname, repeating a letter and using Xs or Ss
Swapping letters around, using alternative letters or spelling the name phonetically
Using a shortened form of the name or a nickname
Jobs, hobbies, and interests
Proud plumber? Crazy about cars? Devoted to your dogs? Then why not spell it out on a private number plate? Private numberplates can be linked to your
job, career, hobbies or business interests.
Jobs and careers
Hobbies and Interests
D12 BOB DR BOB
B16 BOY BIG BOY
B19 BOY BIG BOY
M12 MAN MR MAN
T4 TWO TEA FOR TWO
P4 ULX Paul, with a kiss on the end
JX03 NNY Jenni, with a kiss in the middle
XS09 HSS Soph's with a kiss at the front
K8 KLX Katherine (Kate) Lambert and a kiss
SHZ 40 Sharon's 40th birthday
JE55 GAZ Jessica and Gareth
0007 RAY Ray, the James Bond fan
MR52 DVS Mrs Davies, born in 1952
SW03 MAZ Sheila Walters who drives a Mazda
H20 DAN Dan, the plumber
XX04 AMY Kisses for Amy
P5 EDT Patrick, Sarah and their children: Erica, Daniel, and Thomas
JU57 NNN Justin
G3 MAW Gemma
MW07 GEW Mr and Mrs Wood, married in July
X999 ROB A kiss for Rob, who works for the emergency services
GW03 NOV George Williams, born on 3rd November
D999 NER Dorothy Niner
WC04 POO Wastewater Treatment Company
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