Private Registration Plates


A private registration plate is another name for a personalised registration plate, and is a perfect for yourself or somebody you know as a gift for a birthday, anniversary, or almost any other occasion. Given that the whole premise behind one is for it to be unique, deciding on what you want your private number plate to be can be quite difficult! If you're struggling to come up with anything, we have a few suggestions to try and inspire you. You might want to have a look at our personalised registration plates page, since it details the different formats of number plates. Once you're ready, take a look at the cheap private registration plates we have available!

Many people want to try and fit their name onto their private number plates, most likely because it is the first thing that comes to mind, and is an obvious choice. Being limited to seven characters can potentially be an issue here, as can the various formatting styles. Since the majority of standard plates require two or three numbers, it depends whether or not you are able to use a number as a substitute for a letter. Common usages of this include '1' for 'L' or 'I', '2' for 'Z', '3' for 'E', '5' for 'S', '7' for 'T', and so on. For example, you could have CA11 UMS on a current style number plate to spell 'Callum's'.

If this isn't possible, you could also consider spelling out a nickname which fits more appropriately, again using numbers as a substitute for various letters within the word. Another alternative is spelling out your initials, perhaps using the numbers to represent a specific date, age, year or number of significance. If you're buying a private registration plate for someone named Catherine who's just turned 30, try and work 'CAT' or '30' into the equation.

You could even focus it around a job or hobby which is important to yourself or whoever you're buying it for. For instance, a cricket fan might go for something like ‘WE11 OUT’ to spell the phrase well out, or the numbers 999 would be ideal for somebody who worked in the emergency services. Overall, the decision is yours to make, but there are many different combinations or themes that you can use to create your perfect number plate.

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