How to Come Up with Ideas for a Personalised Number Plate

Aside from flashy car brand symbols like BMW, Audi, Mercedes, Porsche and Jaguar, personalised number plates are one of the biggest status symbols on UK roads. People buy personalised number plates to add that touch of personalisation like their name, initials or nickname to their car, or simply to upgrade an older car and hide its age with a dateless plate. Whether you want to upgrade your existing car,  you’ve just got a new ride and want to pimp it out as much as you can, or you just want a plate for show to display in your garage, coming up with ideas for a personalised number plate can be tricky. Here are some tips that you might find helpful. 

Use Your Name

What defines you better than your own name? There are plenty of ways to incorporate your name into a private number plate. You can use numbers for letters, too, like 3 in place of E, or 4 in place of A, to spell your name out using a series of letters and numbers in the plate. If your full first name is too long or short, or you can’t find a plate available that matches, you can also consider using a nickname too. If you’re just getting a number plate for show and don’t have to worry about making sure it’s legal to register to your car, you can choose anything you like without worrying about the dates. More information about dealing with legal issues you can find at, a useful online resource. Check out the range of show number plates to find one that matches your name at Number 1 Plates. Their helpful staff will assist you in finding a suitable plate using your name. 

Your Job

The driver’s job is another popular choice when it comes to buying personalised plates or registration plates for show. If you’re really proud of your job, there are plenty of ways that you can incorporate into your number plate. For example, doctors often have ‘DOC’ as the last three letters of their number plate or a builder might have ‘BU11DER’. This is a great idea if you run your own business, too, you could incorporate ‘CEO’ into your number plate or even use your business name for the plate if it fits. 

Your Car

Your show plates will be displayed on the front and back of your car, so why not take the make and model of your car into account when coming up with ideas for your new registration plate? If you have a flashy car that you’re really proud of, you could consider ways to fit the make into the plate, like ‘JAG’ for the last three letters on a registration plate for a Jaguar, or ‘BMW’ on a BMW. 

Your Birthday or Other Special Dates

Registration plates are a series of letters and numbers, so you can incorporate your birthday, your partner’s birthday,  or another special date when coming up with ideas for your new plates. If you don’t want to use your own birthday, you could use your wedding day anniversary, or the month your child was born; the possibilities are endless and it’s completely up to you what you go with. 

When it comes to choosing a personalised number plate, there are so many different options available to choose from to really make your registration plates your own.