“Italia – This Italian restaurant is owned by Emilíana Torrini’s father, Mr Salvatore Torrini. A few years ago Iceland had special law that forced immigrants to adopt Icelandic names. Mr Salvatore Torrini was therefore known for a while as Davið Eiriksson, and Emilíana became Emilíana Daviðsdóttir. Fortunatly, this stupid law is no more.”
Dr. Gunni (Gunnar Lárus Hjálmarsson) in his brilliant book Blue Eyed Pop – The History of Popular Music in Iceland. Available online here.