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Godel

Pronunciation:  like "Girdle" or "GUR-dul"

to say Kurt Gödel's name any other way in English sounds uneducated. It does not sound pretentious to say 'Gödel' as 'Girdle'. That's the way any mathematician or philosopher would pronounce his name in a completely ordinary context.
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Type of Name:  Last Name
Gender:  Male
Origin:  Austrian
Alternate Spelling(s):  Gödel
Submitted from:  MA, USA

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Pronunciation:  good' - el

or "girdle"

Approximation of the Umlat is pretentious
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Type of Name:  Mathematician
Origin:  German
Submitted from:  Denver CO USA

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Pronunciation:  Go-Dell
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