Origin of the name ÆLFRED.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name ÆLFRED.
name composed of the Old English elements ælf "elf" and
ræd "counsel," hence "elf counsellor." (History
of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884) Also see Alfred and Elfred.
...the arrival of Brute in this
island is itself very disputable, as resting solely on the suspicious
credit of the British history; and as to Juno's asylum at Troy, that, as
has been before conjectured, may possibly be a prolepsis. But do
not authors tell us that Ælfred the Great assumed these Molmutian laws
into his code? And is not this what Jeffrey means, by saying, the laws
of Molmutius were famous among the English to this day? I answer, sir
John Spelman has shewn, that this is not fact:... (The Critical
Review, Smollett, v.65, 1788)