How to Write Anagrams
In order to use an anagram,
- Create an interesting phrase or name.
- Rearrange the letters in that phrase until a new phrase or name is revealed.
Creating anagrams can be difficult, as there must be a perfect alignment in how many letters are required to create one phrase and another. With time, though, creating anagrams can become fun and easy. Here are a few examples of how to make anagrams:
After some rearranging, this typical name reveals a hidden meaning:
The kinder angel
For a second example, consider the phrase:
I’m a loyal friend
Now, create a character with the anagram hidden in his name:
Anagrams hide character traits or reveal them, depending on the creator’s slyness and the reader’s discretion.
When to Use Anagrams
Anagrams can be used for code names and phrases, authorial pseudonyms, and hidden messages. They make for fun word play and an intellectual challenge to rearrange letters to find new phrases and meanings within them. Because anagrams are word play, they should be confined to lighthearted and unofficial use. Anagrams should not be used on legal forms, for example, but they are perfectly fine for inside jokes with friends.