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#1 GAH-win sounds particularly Welsh to me but then I'm sure pronunciation has changed so much since Arthur's time that that doesn't really help solve your problem anyway.
The medieval Welsh name Gwalchmei which is not only an equivalent but often often claimed as the original is much more problematic; modern pronunciation puts the stress on the first syllable but not every authority agrees that Gawain is derived from it. There is a possible bird link (Scottish sparrows and Welsh hawks) if anyone is interested, but as always origins of words are often disputed territories and I'm no expert.
Don't know if any of that helps one year on but there you go!
There are, quite honestly, at least three perfectly acceptable pronunciations, says she who spent roughly twenty years on SGGK.
And now I'm not even sure if I actually stress the second syllable; probably not! Probably not either. Incidentally, what are the three acceptable pronunciations? (Sounds like a folktale motif, or Welsh Triad: 'the Three Acceptable Pronunciations in the Domain of Academia'...)