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Aibu re personalised number plate? Yes or no

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RocketQueenP Wed 08-Feb-17 09:39:09

DH has bought me one as a surprise, it's just a random letter and number followed by my initials (wasn't mega expensive)

But I'm just not sure about it! He thinks it's the best gift ever 😳 But he says we can just not register it and sell it on if I don't want it. I don't want to be ungrateful but what's the general consensus? Are they for twats or not?

welovepancakes Wed 08-Feb-17 09:41:19

I think they're naff to be honest, but I know other people like them

Fackorf Wed 08-Feb-17 09:42:03

Ah. Normally I would say they're for twats but as it is a present from your DH I'll let you off.

ErrolTheDragon Wed 08-Feb-17 09:44:46

> Are they for twats or not?

generally, yes.

They can occasionally be amusing. A local accountant had something like P002TAX , a farm shop (specialising in butchery) has vans ending HEN, COW, PIG - with appropriate animals painted on the side.

Floralnomad Wed 08-Feb-17 09:44:58

Very naff .

Ifailed Wed 08-Feb-17 09:46:20

Just another type of conspicuous consumption so each to their own of course, but I sometimes can't help inwardly judge people.

LunaLoveg00d Wed 08-Feb-17 09:47:00

I have a friend with a personalised plate and she hates it - it's a right faff and expense when they change their car as you have to pay a fee to DVLA each time you put it on a new vehicle.

Reow Wed 08-Feb-17 09:48:06

Yeah they're twattish

SorrelSoup Wed 08-Feb-17 09:48:42

Get him to sell it. I'd feel a twat driving with one.

RockyBird Wed 08-Feb-17 09:48:46

My name is available and it's not expensive. My reservation is that makes you recognisable on the road. A road rager for example may see it parked after an incident and key it or worse know where you live/work ... extreme but not impossible.

PleasantPhesant Wed 08-Feb-17 09:48:55

My dh likes them.

I don't.

cushioncovers Wed 08-Feb-17 09:49:17

Twattish waste of money imo

limitedperiodonly Wed 08-Feb-17 09:49:36

People on Mumsnet hate them. If you like it, it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks.

kelper Wed 08-Feb-17 09:50:11

I've got one, i love it. And I bought it myself smile
Am now very happy mn thinks I'm naff ;)

ToastieRoastie Wed 08-Feb-17 09:51:30

Naff. I'd be thinking it's a last resort present - he couldn't think of anything I'd get enjoyment from, so plates will do.

UghUgh Wed 08-Feb-17 09:51:41

I would have one but it would have to be really subtle. I think they are ok and even if it's a little teeny bit naff it's still a thoughtful present.
If will be easy to remember the number now.

I'd go with it and enjoy it. No one really cares and if they do they are being snotty smile

I guess the crunch question is what car it's going on. It's more naff if it's going on a flashy sport cars than if it's going on an old banger.

KoalaDownUnder Wed 08-Feb-17 09:53:54

This sums up the general vibe, IMO
(Sorry!)

UghUgh Wed 08-Feb-17 09:54:23

Kelper. I like your style. I'm always pleased when I find out I'm doing something that is disapproved of by 'Mumsnet'

X.

( like kisses at the end of messages wink)

MardyBra Wed 08-Feb-17 09:54:44

Twattish. They serve no purpose other than saying that the owner wants to flash their cash/ show off.

There's nothing wrong with spending money on stuff but why not buy a piece of art, a nice handbag, go on a nice holiday, whatever makes your heart sing. Rather than spending money on a n ugly piece of plastic with some writing on it.

Greenfingeredfun Wed 08-Feb-17 09:55:04

I've got one, present from my dh too. I forget it's on there tbh but it's obviously easy to remember when I'm signing in/out in visitor books (which I do several times a day for my job) and easy to recognise in car parks when I lose my car!!

BarbaraofSeville Wed 08-Feb-17 09:56:15

Total waste of money, shit present and I'd be too embarrassed to put it on my car.

NavyandWhite Wed 08-Feb-17 09:56:49

I've not got one but I don't mind them. The people I know who have them are certainly not twats grinhmm

CaoNiMa Wed 08-Feb-17 09:56:53

They're dreadful!

PleasantPhesant Wed 08-Feb-17 09:57:19

Actually I've changed my mind....
Personalised plates may be acceptable on mn if it read
LTB
Gin4me

SoupDragon Wed 08-Feb-17 09:57:51

Only twats get het up about personalised numberplates.

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