Choosing a vanity plate can be fun, but if the name is already taken, it can be frustrating.

Want New Hampshire Vanity Plates?

There are a few things you need to know before you get vanity plates in New Hampshire.

One is the cost.  It's not that bad, just $40 for 12 months.

The second thing you need to know is that you have to fill out an application.  It's not long, however, you have to make sure nobody else has that name.

It turns out that the State of New Hampshire has an incredibly fun tool for you to use before you fill out the application for the plates themselves.

All you have to do is click here, put the type of vehicle you want the plates for, and what type of plates you want.  For example, you can choose from Antique, Conservation, Disabled Vet, Purple Heart, etc., but if you want regular plates for a regular car, just choose Passenger.  Next step is the fun part.  Enter the name you want on your plate.  It will come back as either available, and show you what it would look like, or it will tell you it isn't available, and some other Granite State genius thought of it as well.

Here are some wicked New Hampshire ideas that have not yet been taken as of the time this article was written:

  1. WCKDNH or WICKED2 - Probably the two most wicked awesome choices on the list
  2. NOTAXES - Well, at least no sales tax or income tax.  Real estate taxes are a different story.
  3. BORN603 or BORNNNH  - For those with state pride.  Born and bred here.
  4. OLDMNMT - We miss the Old Man of the Mountain.
  5. WHTMNT or WHMNTS - If you hike the White Mountains, these two might work for you.
  6. BCHBABI - Beach baby, baby!  Hampton is hopin' here.
  7. CRAFTBR - NH has a good amount of craft breweries.
  8. SKIBUM4  - Lots of mountains to ski here in NH.
  9. SIMPLLF - Definitely still a simple way of living.
  10. ACORNS - Every four years, I swear to GOD there is a plethora of acorns.  Every other year, there are quite a few as well.  Mostly choose this because MAPLE was taken.
  11. NHSHOME - New Hampshire is and always will be home.


I'm tellin' ya, it's fun.  I spent a good amount of time on this thing.  I can save you some time if you thought of the following, because they are already taken:

  • DadBod
  • Swifty
  • VNHalen
  • BackOff
  • TryMe
  • Vrooom
  • armybrt
  • grrrrr

I have chosen my vanity plates, but I can't tell you, because it's awesome and my application hasn't quite gone through yet.

What would be your vanity plate?

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