Charming, intelligent, and criminally underrated.
As a kid, I've LOVED Roald Dahl's books (I still have them in my house!), but the name itself isn't very attractive.
It's a good one!
Nice. Why do people hate this?
Add Usage: English (British, Modern)

Pronounced: ROO-al

This name was borne by two people. One is Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen (1872-1928) [noted -ed], and the other is the British children's author behind stories such as "The BFG", "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", "The Witches", and "Matilda", Roald Dahl (1916-1990).
I like the author Roald Dahl, but this name is really ugly.
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.
This is the name of one of the characters in Tamora Pierce's fantasy novels set in the Tortallan world.
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.
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. :)
What about Roald Amundsen, a polar explorer?
Roald could be the Norwegian form of Ronald.
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".

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