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My friends name is Randy, Randall and wants to see if there is a name or pronunciation for his name in Spanish.

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I don't think so. Randalf means "shield-wolf". There doesn't seem to be a Spanish equivalent.

By the way, even in some English-speaking countries, they can't believe we name our children "Randy". That word has other connotations in Great Britain and New Zealand.

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C'mon! Randolfo? Or Gandolfo? Hang on, let me check my lil' dictionary. Nah . . . nuthin' . . . I suggest you google a Mexcian or Spanish phonebook on Google (Mexico DF or Madrid) and see how many Randolphos you find. Good luck!

P.S. Except for Geraldo, I can't find 'nuthin' for "Gary".

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  • Oops, double post, sorry, please edit my bad. - GaryT Oct 6, 2011
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C'mon! Randolfo? Or Gandolfo? Hang on, let me check my lil' dictionary. Nah . . . nuthin' . . . I suggest you google a Mexcian or Spanish phonebook on Google (Mexico DF or Madrid) and see how many Randolphos you find. Good luck!

P.S. Except for Geraldo, I can't find 'nuthin' for "Gary".

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I can't think of one, but I think Gary had a good suggestion that sounds similar (i.e., Randolfo). Your friend probably could just go by Randy. I have a Venezuelan friend named Rodney so, it might not seem all that out-of-place.

By the way, my friend pronounces his name according to the Spanish grammar/pronunciation rules; so, it's like rrod NEY (a rolled "r", emphasis on NEY; Spanish vowel sounds).

One other suggestion is to go by another name in Spanish that's similar or starts with the same letter, like Raúl.

HTH

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