If you have searched for your name or initials and have not found anything that matches, you may well have been tempted to give up after spending a great deal of time searching. We have all been there and experienced how difficult it can be to find your ideal plate.

It’s true that new number plate ideas may be a little hard to come by, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to unearth a gem in the market. The following ideas can help you potentially find something that meets with your expectations.

1. Your name

This is perhaps the most desirable format for a personalized plate that people consider when looking for options. Displaying your birth name on a plate is really making a statement to the world about who you are.

Some of the best plates we have seen include K4 REN, P3 TER, S7 EVE, DAV 1D, P4 ULS, K4 REN, and so on. Sadly, most of the highly desirable formats have already been snapped up, and most of the current owners aren’t too keen to sell them either.

However, it doesn’t mean you should give up trying to find something similar. To find what combinations are available talk to a DVLA recognized private plates dealer and find out whether there is a plate that is close to your name. Who knows? You might be in for a surprise as there will undoubtedly be options and at a more affordable price.

2. Your business type or job

Whether you are looking to promote your business or you are just proud of your profession, a personalized plate can be an excellent way of making your vehicle stand out from the crowd.

Some of the best examples that we have seen in the last few years include part of the business such as RUG, GYM, PUB, whilst the best are a close match to your business such as MUS 1C, W4 TER, P1 UMB or AD11 DAS. This is a real beauty:

3. Your name initials

Many people do not want to display their names on a plate but do want to display their initials. Prefix number plates can be the best way of achieving this at a reasonable cost. Prices do increase with the popularity of the letter combinations, and popular initials such as RJB, SJB, DJW, SJW, and SJM fetch top prices due to the high demand.

You can pick up a prefix number plate from a DVLA recognized broker at a reasonable price, but if you want to go for a dateless version, prepare to cough up a lot more for it.

4. Your hobby

If you are passionate about an interest or a hobby, be it music, painting, movies, a football club, etc., having it displayed on a private number plate can be a great way of telling the world about it.

Some of the best football plates we have seen are:

  • B4 RCA (for Barcelona)
  • V1 LLA (for Aston Villa)
  • HU11 XFC (Hull FC)
  • D3 RBY (Derby County)
  • 3 LFC (Liverpool FC)

5. Your vehicle model

You will have to put your imagination to good use here. There are millions of combinations available; you will just have to choose the right one for your purpose and for your budget.

Suggestions include:

  • BMW,
  • JAG,
  • BNZ,
  • S3,
  • XJF,
  • M3,
  • 911
  • FER
  • LAM and more.

6. Very Important Person

We have seen several VIP related plates around, and whilst they definitely help you make a statement for the right or the wrong reason, prepare to pay handsomely if you have really made up your mind on getting your hands on one.

Buying Private Plates

While purchasing private plates, make sure you approach a DVLA recognized reseller to get competitive pricing on plates in combination with excellent customer service.

All the company staff should have years of experience in the number plate industry committed to giving their customers the absolute best in service, and nothing less. There should be zero hidden costs – all direct transfers should be managed with zero handling charges. There should also be a money-back guarantee in case the registration transfer fails for any reason.

That essentially concludes this article for now. We will sign off for the time being and we sincerely hope you had an enjoyable and informative read.


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