Over the weekend, I learned that out of myself, my other half, and our friend who was staying with us, I was the only one who pronounced the L in Rudolph (as in, Red-Nosed Reindeer).
Similarly, they also say Ran-doff instead of Randolph.
I have listened to several different versions of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and they ALL say the L, even if it’s not strong. It’s there! (Thanks, Bing!)
Ru-doff sounds like he’s from Jersey. Rudolph sounds like he just has a very old-fashioned name.
So I’d love to get your replies by putting a poll here.
How do you pronounce Rudolph?