22 Jun '14

Initials vs. Names on License Plates


Names or Initials


It’s a difficult choice when it comes to your personalised number plates offering you either initials or a combination resembling your name. A common factor in price, whichever country in the world you live in is that the shorter the combination on a number plate, the higher the price tag you have to pay. However that could be the complete opposite when it comes to personalised registration plates offering you a perfect match combination. For example, a combination for a name like DAVID which reads exactly DAVID. Due to the popularity of this name and if the combination is more or less a perfect match, then the price tag would be considerably high.

When it comes to celebrities or simply the rich motorists, they may feel a little insecure on the idea of everyone knowing who they are by not only being seen in a $300,000 supercar, but also with their name attached onto it. This is where you normally see celebrities or other rich motorists opting for initials on their number plates. Examples of combinations can be something like AD which may stand for Adam Davids and could follow with any number which may relate to a birth day or possibly a lucky number which the owner wanted.

On the opposite side there are the average motorists like ourselves which prefer the idea of having full names or surnames on our personalised registration plates so we can feel like celebrities by being noticed. Perfect match number plates give the feeling of total personalisation to your car, and also can make the car look a lot better due to the fact it has your name stuck onto it.

Personalised license plates are registered to road going cars which in many countries have to be paid for depending on the value of the combination. For off road situations like track days or motorshows, event promoters opt for show plates to be attached onto the off road vehicles which can have anything written on their with no premium to pay as the show plates are only for off road use. For example a show plate displaying ‘TRACK DAY’.  

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