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May 5th, 2013 08:49 PM #17
I don't think either of them are tied to a certain ethnicity, especially in America, the great melting pot. Now, many students at my school classify black names as made up sounding, ending with the -eesha sound or having an apostrophe in the middle of the name (i.e. Tyrus, Letitia and L'Shawn); and many people refer to these names as African American names, which I don't get.
I know an Ivey (pronounced exactly like Ivy- the spelling is her mom's maiden name) and she is of Hispanic descent. I would never assume it belonged to an Asian girl, because there isn't a 'v' sound in Chinese, Japanese and Korean (though I believe either Hindu or Sanskrit does). But I wouldn't be surprised to meet an Asian-American girl with the name; many children from other cultures have Western names.
While certain names do bring out racial and ethnic assumptions from many (i.e. Keisha, Mei-Xing and Krishnan), in the Western world it is generally common for Western names to not have associations to any race, nationality or ethnicity.~lucy reine~~ celestine eira ~ mary simona ~ elizabeth echo "ellie" ~ eleanor maeve "lena" ~ vivienne isla ~ celia matilda "cici" ~ catherine aiko "rin" ~ elsa verity ~~ jasper red ~ evander lachlan 'evan'~ kai nicholas ~ ezra link ~ avery thomas ~ michael satoshi "mischa" ~ finn jeremias ~ ezekiel hayden ~ alexander rowan "sacha" ~
~ tisiphone aria ~ alecto elpis ~ miya lucida ~ addison matteo ~ corinthian tidus ~