An ananym is a word whose spelling is derived by reversing the spelling of another word. It is therefore a special type of anagram. There is a long history of magicians deriving their stage names or names of sleights by using ananyms.
- Draklof (Charles Folkard)
- Olram (as in Olram Subtlety Olram's Hidden Count Olram File) was used by Ed Marlo
- George Munro was the proprietor of Ornum's.
- Artanis (Joe Sinatra)
- Neil Foster (1920-1988) first starting performing under the name "Retsof" ( but stopped when people erroneously called him "Ratsof" )
- William Mayoh (c.1886-1972) performed a Chinese stage act as Ho-Yam.
- Jules Lenier (1929-2007) used the "Reinel" as a psuedonym in The Talisman.
- Herman L. Weber (1900-1953) performed as "Namreh"
- Walter Gardner (b. 1881) performed as Retlaw Rendrag
- William F. Moore (1885-1959) performed an illusion with a piano as "Onaip"
- E. S. Andrews is a possible candidate for S. W. Erdnase
- P. T. Tibbles was P. T. Selbit
- Ed Solomon used Denomolos
- Jack Avis performed under the stage name Siva which is also the name used for the card sleight he created Siva Count .
- Novrec Turnover was a card sleight by Bruce Cervon
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