What should this page be called? I think it should be 'Ælfréd of Englalande' or whatever the OE equivalent for 'Alfred of England' is.
I suppose Ælfréd will do; we won't run into ambiguity because any modern people we find called 'Alfred' (e.g. Batman's butler) should be entered as 'Alfred', not Ælfréd.
In any case, it should not be just 'King Alfred'. Giving the title of every ruler or noble as the article name will become very cumbersome very quickly, which is why in English wikipedia Queen Victoria is called en:Victoria of the United Kingdom. --Saforrest 01:21, 6 Nov 2004 (UTC)
- This particular person should be called "Ælfréd se Gréata" and the page should be moved there. There are (I think) two links to such an article. If there are modern day people named Alfred, we'll simply refer to them as "Ælfred" - no confusion with the kings. But I agree that simply saying "Ælfréd cyning" is not sufficient, which is why the pages under the "Getalu Brytiscra þéodcyninga" are linked without that word. --James 23:01, 7 Nov 2004 (UTC)
- In his cynedom wæs Ælfred Ælfred Engla Cyning (oþþæt þe man ne wrat þærin micla bocstæfas). Hogweard 23:23, 1 Se Æfterra Gēola 2011 (UTC)
Last Words[adiht fruman]
Is it true that Ælfrēd's Last Words were „I desire to leave to the men that come after me a remembrance of me in good works.“? And if so, what were his Last Words in Anglo-Saxon? --Ephraim33 09:50, 16 Géolmónaþ 2005 (UTC)
Precedented practice[adiht fruman]
Precedented OE practice for using adjectives along with proper nouns as a nickname was to put the adjective after the noun and put it in the weak declension. For historically recorded examples, "Æðelstān fǣttan" and "Tofig Prūda". Ƿes hāl! 21:27, 17 Solmōnaþ 2014 (UTC)