In Italian and Spanish the "i" is not ever pronounced as "ay" (cannot think of any times that it would be pronounces as "ay" in English either for that matter)
same as Greek.
pi, for instance, the transcendental number (≈3.14) - represented by the Greek letter π - that expresses the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle is not pronounced as “pie”. it is pronounced as “pee”.
After you posted that I started paying better attention and both Lindsay and Justin were going back and forth between LapentEEE and LapentAY. I don't think they even realized they were doing it.
Pretty sure Lindsay was born and raised along the coast, she may not like the 'valley girl' label.
if i’m not mistaken, fraternities and sororities use capital Greek letters. needless to say, you are the Φ. as the letter Φ should be pronounced, at least.
also, the golden ratio (≈1.618) – not rarely encountered
in geometry, architecture and music - is represented by the Greek letter Φ, usually the lower case (φ) though.
you’re a multifunctional maxim, Fee, and you don't look like you're trying too hard.