How to pronounce Alan Alda's name

How to Pronounce Alan Alda

Alan Alda
Alan Alda's name is pronounced as:

AL-da. Most pronounce the first syllable to rhyme with ball, but considering Alda's father created the name from the first two letters of his first and last name (Alphonso D'Abruzzo), arguably the first syllable should be as in the Al in Alphonso.

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