! Here in South Africa
, Eitel is occasionally used as a given name and pronounced A-tel (the A being the vowel in hay or MAbel
Quite a few German
names are used here - we had some German
immigrants in the mid-19th century during a period of unemployment back home, and they left placenames like Hamburg and Berlin
, and some given names as well. And then there were also some Lutheran missionaries ... but which of them would have used Eitel, I do not know, and until our records get computerised I won't find out!
I've only seen it used here by Afrikaans speakers, hence the unGerman pronunciation.