And I think other non-English speaking people also would do so. Ione is Greek but I guess English-speaking people pronouce the "I" as in the Scottish Iona.
"You sought a flower and found a fruit. You sought a spring and found a sea. You sought a woman and found a soul. You are disappointed." "It does not become me to make myself smaller than I am." (Edith Södergran 1891-1923)