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Adding New Meaning to Your Name

May 18, 1999

Question from May 11:

What anagram does your name spell out?

The Anagram Genius rearranged my name in ways from the alarming (A horrid, special moaner) to the poetic (Primordial as her ocean) to the archaic (Dear! Irish, amoral ponce)--all from Moira Caroline Shepard. My favorite: "Is dearer, cranial oomph." I think it means I have a sexy brain!

--MOIRA CAROLINE SHEPARD,

Venice

Cats shred a motel.

--ESTRELDA C. THOMAS, Fontana

My name's anagram spells out a note I put in my lunch box for my mom when I was a kid: "Halt spam now!" Also, my name anagrammed into a contest wish I had when I was a kid: "Won a malt shop."

--WALT HOPMANS, Santa Barbara

I tried anagramming my name, but it always comes out sounding like something you order in a sushi bar. So I decided to change it to Carl Masket, which, of course, is an anagram for Smart Aleck!

--NISSEN DAVIS,

Rancho Palos Verdes

Choice of anagrams of Wayne Eldon Scott . . . Snotty lewd ocean (where I tend to surf). Twenty canoodles (a lover's minimum daily promise to his significant other).

--WAYNE E. SCOTT, Camarillo

Eleanor = O Learner. I am 78 years old and yet have so much to learn.

--ELEANOR OKERBLOM,

Mission Viejo

Question for May 18:

Archie McPhee & Co. offers voodoo dolls in car, computer and human shapes (see story, this page). What other voodoo doll configurations would you suggest?

Send replies of 25 words or fewer to Smart Aleck, SoCal Living, Los Angeles Times, Times Mirror Square, Los Angeles, CA 90053, or e-mail socalliving@latimes.com. Include your name and hometown.

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