In the latest installment of this ongoing investigation, we are looking at people’s names. Well, some are probably the drivers’ real names, and others are perhaps aspirational. CLRKENT: you, sir, are no Superman, regardless of the sticker on your car.
There is also the gender-ambiguous PAT G:
SIR BECK and LDY ROSE would make a fine pair, don’t you think?
According to Beyonce, “If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it” and, once you do, she apparently gets a car with her married name on it. To wit: MRS DUN1 [Mrs. Don Juan, perchance?], MRS DJA, MRS HOLT ["Steve Holt!"], MRS KNTN [Knittin'?], and MRS SLM [Slim? Slam?]:
Then there is the Ms. phenomenon — MS SMYTH, MS TAMMI, MS AVA, and MZ K LYNN:
Moving right along to first names, we have JAVORAH, MADDIE K, ELLIEK8 [Ellie Kate, I assume] and ALICE5:
So, are vanity license plates more popular with women than with men, or are women just more likely to make their gender known?
If one of the above is you, please believe me when I say that I’m not a stalker, just a keen observer. For more in this occasional series, check out Part 1: meta expression, Part 2: sports messaging, and possibly adult content, Part 3: God stuff, Part 4: local businesses, and Part 5: professions.
Edited to add JILLIAN, MS MONTY and MSBOO 2 U:
Further edited to add LADYPAC who, embarrassingly enough, was in her car when I took this photo. She thought I was interested in the eyelashes, which I didn’t even notice until I looked at the photo afterward. I explained this little project to her and asked about her license plate. She said, “Well, I’m married to Mr. Pac, so I’m Lady Pac.” Oh, of course!