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The correct Norwegian pronunciation is "Roo-all." Note that you do NOT say the final "d". In other words, when you say "Roald Dahl" correctly, it rhymes! The Anglicized pronunciation is "Roe-ald".
astri_parel  6/6/2005
Roald could be the Norwegian form of Ronald.
― Anonymous User  12/1/2005
This name sounds very strong and powerful. The carrier of this name must fulfill the description, it cannot be carried by a weak man. And the only Roald I know just happens to be very strong and, what to do, stubborn. :)
kystilla  6/13/2006
What about Roald Amundsen, a polar explorer?
kystilla  6/13/2006
Roald Dahl (IPA: [ˌɹəʊ̯əld ˈdɑːl]) (September 13, 1916 – November 23, 1990) was a British novelist and short story author of Norwegian descent, famous as a writer for both children and adults.

Among his most popular books are Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The Witches, The BFG, and Kiss Kiss.
sweetbabe  1/13/2007
This is the name of one of the characters in Tamora Pierce's fantasy novels set in the Tortallan world.
KGScully  9/26/2010
While I do like Roald Dahl, the name is so blatantly associated with him that it would be hard to pull off if you're not Norwegian.
Buneary  9/17/2016

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