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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.

@kev

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

@murtezayesil

@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".

@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.
@kev

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

@funnylookinhat
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

@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

@kev

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

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

@kev
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.

@kev
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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