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The Difference Between White Names and Ethnic Names

Jasmina: Flower


Elizabeth: Always finds a way to bring conversation back to her semester abroad


Jemisha: Monarch of the night or queen of the darkness


Veronica: Drank most of my spiked seltzers


Jiang: Flowing river with a constant speed


Trevor: Always applies with the same cover letter


Nadzieja: Filled with hope


Jess: Girl I kissed at a 2009 NYE party


Ajani: He who wins the struggle


Craig: Takes intramural dodgeball league TOO seriously


Dzidzorli: There is happiness


Seth: Severe halitosis


Ezekiel: A person who is made stronger by God


Trish: Always referencing a New Yorker article


Vilis: Helmet of determination


Miranda: Queen of the run-on-sentence


Onni: Windfall, godsend, cheerfulness, pleasure


Jess: Refuses to label what we are


Nozomi: Reliable, dependable, trustworthy


Brandon: Told me my laptop was no longer covered by Applecare


Anahera: Majestic and powerful angel


Jennifer: Don’t call her Jenny, she hates that name.


Mirlande: A Black colored bird, a shining sea


Emma: Feels compelled to pronounce croissant, croissant


Eda: A wealthy guardian angel who is well mannered; to strive for wealth


Jess: Makes you move into her place even though you had more square footage


Farvardin: One who protects the good and the pure


Wendy: Says “I love you” way too frivolously


Dzsenifer: A small sea


Ross: Rolls the worst joints


Aahana: Inner light; Immortal; First rays of the sun


Mark: “Okay that was a practice round, now let’s play for real!”


Caihong: A rainbow in the sky


Jess: Parents are not as open-minded as she is, awkward drive home


Aabhavannan: Light, also means torch bearer who brings light


Sean: Forgets to click ‘accept terms and conditions’ when connecting to Free WiFi


Maali: To be blessed, sanctified


Eric: Unwanted podcast recommendations


Tigran: Shooting or fighting with arrows


Jess: Has the nerve to bring plus one to NYE’s party


Judea: Kind to others, believe in charity, nobel, and blessed


Jess: Savage



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