Darryl Francis


The logologist often notices that given names (also termed first names, Christian names, or personal names) can be transposed to give everyday English words. For example, ALFRED gives FLARED; ANDREW gives WANDER, WARDEN and WARNED; GLENDA gives ANGLED and DANGLE; and INGRID gives RIDING. The number of such transposals is very large, probably almost as large as the number of given names. Consequently, a full list of transposable names could only be treated adequately in the confines of an extensive transposal dictionary.