if Death goes away, does that mean we get Death of Rats? (SQUEAK.)
and yes, according to the Dorothy L. Sayers novels, most people pronounce the name to rhyme w/teeth, though the character who has the name says it's much more entertaining if you pronounce it to rhyme w/breath.
"Now everyone was giving her that kind of look UFOlogists get when they suddenly say, 'Hey, if you shade your eyes you can see it is just a flock of geese after all.'"
"You can't erase icing."
"I can't believe it doesn't work! I found it on the internet, man!"