Q: "I noticed that Anodet Lurker, which triggers a life gain effect when sent to the graveyard, is an anagram of Darker Onulet. I saw this as both the Lurker and Onulet trigger life gain when they die. Was this link in the names intentional?"
A: From Brandon Bozzi, Magic Creative Coordinator:
"Yes, the link was intentional. This creature was so close in ability to Onulet, we thought we should tie it to its predecessor somehow. We chose to use an anagram to continue the Onulet-anagram tradition. You see, 'onulet' was created as an anagram of the 'Soul Net', another card form the old-days of Magic. (The original card name was 'Onulets', but the 's' was dropped when the art came in showing only one creature.)
"The process of coming up with a card name that we both liked and was a anagram, proved to be somewhat challenging. Here are some of the other names we considered before getting to 'Anodet Lurker'. First, we looked at anagrams of 'bigger onulet': Leering Gobtu, Leering Bogut, Leering Gutob, Leering Obgut, Glue-Rot Being, Bulging Reeto, Bungle Goiter. Then, we looked at anagrams of 'large onulet': Alert Lugeon, Lone Glutera, Neural Golta. We also looked at anagrams for 'big onulet': Beglution, for 'greater onulet': Oleate Grunter, and even for 'great big onulet': Tel Gate Ironbug. And, somewhere in there we looked at names that would tie the Lurker to the Onulet without using an anagram: Onulyx, Noctulet, Grey Onulet, Repurposed Onulet, Twisted Onulet. In the end, we settled on 'Anodet Lurker', a name given to us by Magic's creative director, Dread Broth Mummy aka Marty Bummed Hord."