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The name was also given as a royal title to Aethelred's second wife Emma of Normandy (who later married King Cnut) in honour of Aethelred's grandmother St Aelfgifu.
-- Elea  9/16/2006
Pronounced ALF-yi-voo.
-- Anonymous User  6/6/2007
Aelgifu, also known as, Ælfgifu, Alfgifu, Alfgitha or Elfgifu, was a daughter of Ælfhelm, Earl of York, who was murdered on the command of Ethelred the Unready, the King of England.
-- LMS  7/31/2007
In the seventh scene of The Bayeux Tapestry, a mysterious woman by this name appears to be being struck in the face by a clergyman. No one knows who this woman is or to what the scene refers.
-- Eli McNeil  8/17/2009
If it were to be anglicized or otherwise modernized, I think it would be spelled Elfiva, Elfyiva, Alfiva, Alfyiva, Alfeva, or Elfeva. But most likely Elfiva, though I do prefer Alfeva. This is based off of Sunniva.
-- Meapergirl  12/18/2011

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