Your friend in Berlin
was either mistaken or having you on when he told you that "Kandy" (or even "Candy
") was a common American name for men. According to the U.S. Social Security Administration's statistics, there would have been less than 4 boys (if any at all) born on U.S. territories and named "Kandy" or "Candy
" last year.
There were, however, born on U.S. territories last year...
109 girls named Candy
24 girls named Candi
23 girls named Kandy
11 girls named Kandi
8 girls named Candie
Because of its obvious associations with femininity and "sweetness", the name "Kandy" would be a rather embarrassing name for an American male to bear. I don't even know of any gay American men who would wear that name openly, unless it was for some kind of joke or if they were in a female impersonation act.
As for a pagan god named "Christianus"... That's a new one on me. The very concept seems contradictory. Perhaps you were thinking of the "Miles
Soldier") concept? The Miles
Christianus was a sort of archetype created by Christian
writers around the 16th century and meant to embody all the virtues held highest by the Church -- most important of all being blind obedience to the Church.