A number plate is a combination of letters and numbers that is then placed on the rear or front bumper of a vehicle. This plate can then be used to differentiate your vehicle from other cars that are the same make and model. It is the most unique part of every vehicle and it is even what the police use to find it in case it is stolen.
However, the cool thing about these plates is that you can actually personalize it in any way you want. Well, not exactly in any way, as there are some guidelines and regulations you will have to follow, but if you are creative enough, you can think of anything. These last couple of years, personalization of the numbers on plates has increased by a lot, so why not do it to your own car too? It’s not expensive and it will make your car a bit more special than all the other boring ones on a parking lot.
There are probably millions and millions of registered vehicles in countries such as Germany, the United States or the United Kingdom, but even with those millions of cars, you are still left with a huge amount of combinations to make your own special number plate.
What do you think is the most unique type of personalization you can do to your vehicle? Changing the tire rims? Adding a new front bumper or maybe even installing an entire wide body kit? Adding decals, vinyl stickers, wrapping it, or completely repainting it? Well, whatever of these you decide to do, someone probably has already done the same thing on the same brand and model which means that this kind of change is not as special as you think. But, what you can do is personalize your plates.
There are millions of combinations available. You can switch around letters and numbers, use numbers for letters or the other way around. You can use A as a 4 or you can use a 4 as an A. You could also consider using E as 3 or the other way around. It all depends on just how creative you can get.
Let’s say that your name is Evan just like thousands of other people in the United Kingdom. The registration numbers for this kind of name have probably already been taken. Fortunately, by playing around with the available numbers and letters, you can create something like 3VAN, EV4N or even 3V4N. The possibilities are truly endless if you are creative enough.
Here are some guidelines to help you think of a phrase.
- 0 can be used as the letter O
- 1 can be used as I or L
- 2 usually represents Z, but sometimes R
- 3 is almost always used for E
- 4 is probably the most letter looking number. Use it as an A.
- 5 obviously is for S
- People like to use 6 either for G or B, but sometimes even C, it is your choice.
- You can also use 8 for a B
These are some of the options you have, but there are also a lot more things you could think of to create the perfect plate. If you live in the United Kingdom and are looking for a way to personalize your plates for your car, click here.
If you have a good understanding of how to do a wordplay with numbers and letters, but can’t think of any good ideas, here are some of our suggestions to help you.
Name or Last Name
Well, this is probably the first thing you thought of, but it is still worth mentioning. Having your name or your last name on the plate of your vehicle truly is a strong statement. It shows just how much you love your car and that it is yours and yours only.
Keep in mind that most plates with common names have probably already been taken, and if you cannot think of a variation of your name then you should try looking for second-hand ones. Many people are selling their plates for quite a cheap price on places such as eBay.
If you do not want your full name to be displayed on your vehicle for privacy reasons (which is completely understandable) then you could try using your initials only. Add your initials either at the beginning or at the end and not mixed between other letters.
Let’s take an example. Someone who is named Kevin Dickins should think of something like KD 123 or 1234 KD. There are probably a few other variations you could think of if you are creative enough, but you get our point.
If you have a van or a car that’s owned by your business, why not use it to promote your business? Sure, slapping a couple of decals on the sides and put the colors of your brand on it is good enough, but what will get people talking is if you have a unique plate related to your business. Let’s say you hold your own café or restaurant. Putting C4F3 123 or 123 CAF3 on your car’s bumpers will be hilarious and people will instantly notice it which is something you want. If your business is related to drapes or curtains, you could think of something like 6UR7 A1N or CUR7 4IN. If you look carefully, you will realize it spells curtain. Smart, right?
If you are really passionate about a certain hobby, you could also do a variation of that. You are effectively telling the world about your passions and there’s nothing wrong with that. It is also a great conversation starter. If someone were to see your unique number plate, they would surely ask you what it means or why you have personalized it that way.
You could add the initials of your favorite football or basketball team or maybe even the make or model of your car. Everything is possible if you are inventive.