Rudolph or Ru-doff?

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?

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Comments

  1. You just can’t get over the fact that you say it wrong. It’s like the toilet paper being installed rolling from the front or the back. Whichever way *I* do it is RIGHT!

  2. the “L” isn’t there cause it looks pretty, that’s for sure.

  3. Kevin Schneider says:

    The L is silent. Like the B in “abercrombie.” The second B.

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