Well this hurt my feelings. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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@kev This also happens in Mexico to Kevins and Bryans, but is usually as a joke. Nothing malicious!

@kev Was just recently talking about this, how in my schooltime calling someone "a Kevin" was an insult. I wonder if this is still the case nowadays.

@sheogorath i didnโ€™t know it was a thing, but there is a running joke that Iโ€™ve noticed where all tje idiots in films are generally called Kevin.

@kev @sheogorath Exception to the rule, Kevin McAllister from Home Alone.

@redeagle @kev @sheogorath There are studies by the University of Oldenburg/Germany that show that names have an influence on school grades. Children named Kevin run the risk of being graded lower.

@redeagle @kev @sheogorath Exactly. It's about prejudice and subjectivity. It's a complex topic on which basis other people are judged...

@pantos @kev @sheogorath Yeah. I'm familiar. Here in the States it's an issue with anyone that doesn't have an Anglo sounding name. Especially black people.

@kev People call all Russians as Ivans, if it makes you feel any better :blobfoxlaugh:

and all black people.. oh well, this one definetily is not Kevinism.

@kev Trendy & exotic. You should put that in your bio.

@kev In France, the "Kevin" first name got a big popularity during early 90's (mainly because of Kevin Costner and McAllister). It was the most given name in 1991 with 14 000+ children according to Wikipedia.

It's also a clichรฉ of an immature annoying teenager here, with a local variant named "Jean-Kevin". "Jean-Kevin" is usually the son of Madame Michu, another clichรฉ for people who have absolutely no computer knowledge. Mostly used in techs discussions.

@Wivik same here in the UK. Thereโ€™s a comedian called Harry Enfield who did a sketch in the 90s where he played and obnoxious (but funny) teenager called Kevin.

In fact, there was an entire film - Kevin & Perry Go Large.


Same here, but I know I'll end up getting another at somepoint.


@kev Well, this will really drive it home then. If someone asked me to list ten "trendy, exotic-sounding first names" for men, "Kevin" wouldn't make my list. Though, in fairness, it's still leagues better than "Mike".

I'm not sharing my first or middle name. They are the anglicized version of the otherwise cool sounding first names of my Dutch grandfathers and are why I go by a nickname. I don't share either of them unless I absolutely have to.

@Tay0 @mike @kev well now I'm curious! total wild guess ... Henry Matthew?

My stock answer will always be that I cannot confirm nor deny that those are my names.๐Ÿ˜ƒ

True Duchies may have an unfair advantage based on the name I use here for one of them.
@mike @kev


For your information, that's not a thing only in Germany.
Here in France we say more "a jean-kevin" than "a kevin" but it's more or less the same meaning : youngsters (well, not so young now) whose parents were TV-addicts who thought "cool" to name their child from some TV cheap soap-opera...

@mike @Tay0



That's a typical "Kevin" in Germany ๐Ÿคญ ...

@forza_stronzi ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ thankfully i donโ€™t comform to that particular reputation!

I always dreaded the new school year when I had to introduce myself. Surname "Kirkby", First name "Murray". Growing up in the SouthWest of England these weren't "normal" names.

That said, I did go to school with a Wayne...
Surname King.
His parents were either naive or had a wicked sense of humour.

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