Ælfwynn

Does Ælfwynn work?

It is Old [name_f]English[/name_f] (Anglo-Saxon).

It is feminine.

Ælf means “elf” and wynn means “joy”.

You can be honest, I won’t be offended.

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It would depend on where you live. The Æ character isn’t allowed on formal documents in many places, such as the United States (technically this is state-specific but I don’t know of a state that allows it). Elfwynn or Aelfwynn would be more usable, I think. I do think it’s a pretty sounding name, though! And the meaning is lovely.

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definitely not, unfortunately. im not sure if you can even type æ on official documents? it’d be more of a pain than it’s worth. i’d go with aelfwynn or elfwynn instead

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Depends on where you live, I suppose. I’m in [name_u]America[/name_u] and we can’t use “accents” on documents in my state — which sucks, I mean, O’klynn is A-OK but [name_m]José[/name_m] is illegal!? — so I’d probably stick to Elfwynn, which I think is usable.

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Sorry, I forgot to mention that I would most likely spell it Aelfwynn or possibly Elfwynn. Which one is better?

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Is it said Elf-win?

It is interesting for sure. That AE thing is cool.

But would I personally want to be named it? No. I would not want [name_f]Elf[/name_f] in my name.

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Cool, magical name. I like it.

I personally prefer the Aelfwynn spelling because Elfwynn makes it sound like an elf’s name (obviously).

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I’m glad I’m seeing folks brave enough to put Anglo-Saxon names on their lists. If it’s spelled Aelfwynn, I think it’s usable!

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Visually it looks interesting. Audibly, I keep feeling like I’m swearing.

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I have to agree with @Harvest-Endellion that as someone who spent most of her childhood being shorter than most of the people in her classes, I wouldn’t like having “elf” so prominently in my name.

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Spelled as Aelfwynn or Elfwynn, it technically works. It’s very pretty, however, I would keep it as a guilty pleasure. Most kids wouldn’t want “elf” in their name.

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I think looks and sounds really cool but the impracticality of Æ is too much for me I’m afraid :confused: Love the name though!

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