Yes, it was really pronounced AlmAnzo. Not sure why it was different on the show. I do wish we could ask the McCrays about that one. To me it would have made more sense to say AlmAnzo because of Laura calling him Manly. Although, I am glad they didn't have him call Laura, Bess as he really did in real life. Beth, just sounds better.
I have to admit I have NEVER heard anyone named Almanzo at all except Almanzo Wilder. Maybe someday I'll have a horse and name him that. Nah...probably not.
It is the lack of Christianity that has brought us where we are. Not a lack of churches or religious forms but of the real thing in our hearts. LIW.....Words From a Fearless Heart