Traditionally a favorite linguistic recreation, anagramming becomes especially diverting when applied to personal names. The typical result is a phrase which in some respect describes the person associated with the name. In Howard Bergerson's familiar work Palindromes and Anagrams, there are eight anagrams on the name William Ewart Gladstone, each giving someone's perception of that man.
"That's in a Name,"
Word Ways: Vol. 18
, Article 13.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol18/iss3/13