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Five of the Most Controversial UK Personalised Number Plates

What's in a name? Well, quite a lot as it happens. Who could ever forget the classic episode of The Simpsons in which Homer changed his name to Max Power and reaped a variety of benefits, including promotion at work and the gaining of trendy, famous new friends?

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Of course, you don't have to go to Homer's lengths in order to get a ridiculous moniker – personalised number plates are a great way of standing out from the crowd. With plenty of cheap private plates on offer you won't have to worry about breaking the bank in order to get the personalised car registration you deserve.

DVLA Number Plates: how far is too far?

While almost anything goes as far as personalised number plates are concerned, the DVLA do have a number of terms and conditions which ban certain combinations of letters and numbers from being used, on the off-chance that they might offend people.

With this in mind, we've decided to give you a run-down of some of the most inappropriate private plates requested in the UK over the past few years that have actually managed to pass DVLA guidelines:

1) AR15 OLE

It's clear what this personalised registration is attempting to convey. It might be immature, but it's certainly eye-catching – and let's face it, when it comes to attracting attention on the road, there can befewer easier ways then purchasing a cheap personalised registration plate!

2) BO11 LUX

After paying £399 for this number plate, Alan Clarke from Chesterfield faced a backlash from the DVLA – however, the 49-year-old Telecoms Director appealed and won! He's now free to spread amusement across the UK's roads without falling foul of the law.

3) POO 11E

An unnamed Lexus owner has owned this particularly smelly personalised number plate for a number of years – it's possible they were looking for the registration to read "Poolle" without having the foresight to understand how it would be construed by daily commuters.

4) P3RV P

This number needs some serious rethinking in our opinion – but each to their own! After all, it could just be an in-joke between friends – personalised number plates make great gifts, so this might've even been a joke birthday present.

1) PEN 15

It's hard to believe, but a marketing manager in London actually drives around with this registration on his car. It's certainly an eye-catching (albeit embarrassing) means of getting his company noticed!