from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A name written backward, as Noremac for Cameron.

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  • noun obsolete A pseudonym derived by spelling one's name backwards; see anagram.


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  • n. - a teller of untruths; liar (from a follower of the apostles who was struck dead for lying) ananym

    xml's 2008


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  • One's name written backwards as a pseudonym.


    March 1, 2008

  • You mean "Bob"? "Anna"? "Eve"?

    March 1, 2008

  • Well, those would be palindromes, though I guess they could count if you were using them as a pen name. Kind of defeats the purpose though, right?

    March 1, 2008

  • But if my name was Bob and I used the pen name "Bob", surely no-one would suspect that my real name was Bob? Sounds like a perfect plan!

    March 1, 2008

  • So when an ananym is a palindrome is it possible for an emordnilap to be a mynana? Quick, there's a list in this.

    March 1, 2008

  • Aha! It's an ingenious plan!

    March 1, 2008

  • Yes we have no mynanas!

    March 1, 2008

  • Ooh. Oooh, that was just- well, I'm not sure if that was really good or really, really bad.

    March 1, 2008

  • boB, annA, evE, etanargemop.

    March 1, 2008

  • JM wonders if his ananym is a true pseudo name or merely a eman oduesp eurt?

    August 13, 2010

  • See

    December 13, 2020