A Parent word is split into two equal, or unequal, parts each of which is a word in its own right. The words are arranged to make a 3-word designation. There are 6 different ways in which 3 words can be arranged.
"Parents and Offspring Reunited,"
Word Ways: Vol. 46
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol46/iss4/5