Alma's parents pronounce Alma with a southern twang putting the emphasis on the first syllable, much like the names below are pronounced. AL-vin, AL-ex, AL-fred, you get the idea.
Yes, it is! And a happy coincidence indeed. Unfortunately, we are not Spanish nor was this the intention (but we love the translation!). Alma's namesake was actually born and raised in Southern Illinois. She is the great great grandmother of Alma Sands and her name is Alma Faye. Coincidentally, Alma Sands also has a paternal great great grandmother named Alma Guinn!