Even though the names are less visible at the bottom, having them white makes them more visible in other areas of the forum. There's admittedly a difficulty in choosing the best font color when the background goes from dark to light. We originally thought it was a small issue that wouldn't matter much, but if you (or anyone else) thinks it really needs to change, we could try and and fuss with it a bit more.
And don't feel like you're complaining, that's what this thread is for. Everyone should feel free to bring up any issue they may have.