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How to Come up with Personalised Number Plate Ideas

Personalised number plates are a fun way to express your identity and personality through your car. If you are searching for private number plate ideas for somebody, or you are looking to buy one for yourself, there are plenty of options for you to choose from. Whether you want it to say a name or to let people know what your favourite hobby is, here are some ideas for you to choose from.

To get things started, you need to master the art of autonumerology, where numbers are exchanged for letters on plates in order to create unusual and unique licence plate numbers. With some simple visual tricks and a pinch of creativity, you can make up names and words from both letters and numbers. Here are some examples of numbers which can be used as letters: 

0 can represent the letter O
1 can represent the letter I
2 can represent the letters Z/R
3 can represent the letter E
4 can represent the letter A
5 can represent the letter S
6 can represent the letters B/C/G
7 can represent the letters T/Y
8 can represent the letter B
9 can represent the letter G
10 can represent the letters IO
11 can represent the letters II/U/H 
12 can represent the letter R
13 can represent the letter B
14 can represent the letters IA
15 can represent the letters IS
16 and 19 can represent the letters IG
17 can represent the letters N/A

On the other hand, you can also create whole words by using only one or a few letters and numbers:
 

B - Be, Bee
BBY - baby
C - See, Sea
D - Dee
G - Gee
J - Jay
K - Kay
KT - Katy, Katie
K8 - Kate
L - Elle, El
M - Em
MA - Emma
O - Oh
P - Pee
R - Are
RC - Arsey
T - Tee, Tea
U - You
Y -Why
XS - Excess 
XTC - Ecstasy
1 - Won, One
2 -  To, Too, Two
4 - For, Fore
8 - Ate, Hate
12 - One to, One too
Number (eg:4) TEE - 40
 

 
Image credit: A_Lesik/Shutterstock 

Now that you are aware of the ways you can use letters and numbers to create the words you want, another way to get your message across is by using fillers. These will help you in case you don’t have enough characters to fill the plate. Some options for fillers are:

X - can be used as kiss/kisses
S/Z - can be used to make your word possessive or plural

Another way to fill up space is by just repeating the first or last letter or number. Eg: Mi55 XXX

 

Personalised Number Plate Ideas

 

Names

What defines you better than your name? Here are some ideas for personal number plates:

MAR 1E
0003 Jen
L4 URA
P4 ULX
GA12 ETH

 

Hobbies and jobs

Are you proud of your job? It could be useful for those around you to know you are a medic (or a plumber). Are you passionate about a certain activity? Here are some private plate ideas for hobbies and jobs:

Jobs/Careers:

BU11 DER
B4 KER
Den 7IST
S1 NGS

Hobbies

GO11 FER
B111 NGO
F00 7IE
AR53 NAL
Car Names
NI5 SAN
L4 MBO
H10 NDA
A3 AUD

 

Phrases

Why create one word when you can create phrases?

Dr. Ben – D12 BEN 
Big boy – B16 BOY
Mr. Man – M12 MAN
 


Image credit: eteimaging/Shutterstock

 

For Couples

If love is in the air, here are some example for his/her number plate ideas:

H15 HER
MR02 MRS
ME04 YOU
YU04 MEE

 

Age or any other special dates

Remember yours and your significant other’s anniversary by putting it on your personalised plate!

XX03 NOV
NV03 XXX
76 FGW
X29 JUL

 

Funny messages

If you have a good sense of humour you can let that show through your number plate.  

WH05 BAD
0 BYE
M36 WOW
GH57 BOO

Whether you are looking for personalised number plate gift ideas, or for cheap number plates under £200, our website offers all the information you need to create and buy your dream plate. Click here to browse for more number plate ideas. 

Simultaniously, if you want to learn more about the rules regarding legal number plates check out our new blog to avoid potential legal issues. 

Feature Image Credit: Jason Winter/Shutterstock

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