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Not so surprisingly, I’ve learned that anagrams — words and phrases that are rearranged to form other words and phrases — contain even more signs of things lining up. Most interestingly is when a person’s name anagrams into key words and phrases that describe the person’s personality characteristics, livelihood, or important events, concepts and themes that surround that person in life.

One of three things could be happening here:

  • It’s purely a coincidence;
  • The person was able to subconsciously see those words within their own name and therefore, subconsciously gravitated to whatever the words were saying, (taking on personality characteristics that matched, etc.) or…
  • Something came together outside of time to create a name that would match up to that person’s life destiny.

I think that most words which can be found in anagrammed names are usually just meaningless words with no “oooooh!…bigger meaning!” But sometimes…something comes together which is so uncanny and so specific that you have to stop and wonder what’s going on. In light of Occam’s Razor — The simplest explanation tends to be the right one – I sometimes wonder if that suffices.

For instance, within my own name — my real name — can be found the words “I crash a car”. Along with four more letters that make up another word that doesn’t really fit. :D I have indeed been involved in (several!) major car crashes…a few of which had the potential to be very serious, resulting in either my death or others’….and there were two that were averted through “intervention.” Car crashes seemed to be the name of the game for me throughout the entire 90’s, it was crazy. So I thought it was interesting to say the least that my name would contain the words “I crash a car.” Could be a coincidence. But then again, it might not. ;) My boyfriend is a whole case in itself. The words that his name(s) anagram to are so wild that it could be its own article just trying to analyze it and marvel over it. Considering who he is in the world of metaphysics and conspiracy research ( ) it’s no surprise. He was destined to be somebody, and the words are all there in his names, indicating that.

And on a fun note, the following has been forwarded around on the internet in emails and on message boards over the past couple of years, and it’s worthy of mention:

DORMITORY: When you rearrange the letters: DIRTY ROOM
EVANGELIST: When you rearrange the letters: EVIL’S AGENT
PRESBYTERIAN: When you rearrange the letters: BEST IN PRAYER
DESPERATION: When you rearrange the letters: A ROPE ENDS IT
THE MORSE CODE: When you rearrange the letters: HERE COME DOTS
SLOT MACHINES: When you rearrange the letters: CASH LOST IN ME
ANIMOSITY: When you rearrange the letters: IS NO AMITY
MOTHER-IN-LAW: When you rearrange the letters: WOMAN HITLER
SNOOZE ALARMS: When you rearrange the letters: ALAS! NO MORE Z ‘S
A DECIMAL POINT: When you rearrange the letters: I ‘M A DOT IN PLACE
THE EARTHQUAKES: When you rearrange the letters: THAT QUEER SHAKE
ELEVEN PLUS TWO: When you rearrange the letters: TWELVE PLUS ONE

And this funny one I just heard about – Clint Eastwood: Old West Action. ;D

Here’s a link to several anagramming programs to get you started, if you’re not already familiar with them:
Martin’s anagram generator

Be warned…anagramming is addictive! You start with one word and soon find yourself anagramming the name of every person you know, famous people, politicians, world leaders, historical figures, names of companies/corporations, cities, movies, famous events in history, everything under the sun until you’ve exhausted the whole gambit. But it’s good, you’ll find some pretty surprising things. I think anagramming can also be one form of subliminal advertising. Try anagramming slogans or product names, see what you find. Readers may have heard of a popular little T.V. show called “American Idol”? Where the viewing audience rushes to the phones to vote for their favorite singing contestant? And where the phone lines are known to jam up in the frenzy? As was pointed out on the Goro Adachi message board forum (back when it existed), “American Idol” anagrams to be “O manic dialer.” Or “A demonic lair/liar”, depending on which one you choose. ;) Hmmm! Very interesting indeed. I know that over on the Goro forum we all came up with some fascinating…and sometimes eery…results. When I ran the names of the Columbine High school killers Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris (“Dylan Klebold Eric Harris”) one eyebrow raiser that came up was “Considerably Hard Killers.”

Anagram various things for yourself, see what you come up with.

c. 2006-2011
Carissa Conti