ConfigMap name invalid, though seems valid. Remote kubernete development

I installed the Remote - Kubernetes extension in Visual Studio and I am trying to connect to an existing kubernet pod for remote development.
the init command is failing:

> C:\Users\charl\AppData\Local\Programs\okteto.exe init --replace --file c:\Users\charl\DevVSC\okteto.yml
> i Using default @ eks as context
> ✓ Okteto manifest (c:\Users\charl\DevVSC\okteto.yml) deploy and build configured successfully
> ? Do you want to launch your development environment? [Y/n]: y
> x ConfigMap “okteto-git-DevVSC” is invalid: Invalid value: “okteto-git-DevVSC”: a lowercase RFC 1123 subdomain must consist of lower case alphanumeric characters, ‘-’ or ‘.’, and must start and end with an alphanumeric character …

“okteto-git-DevVSC” is a name automatically generated by okteto and seems valid, no sure why it fails.
or shall the “okteto-git-DevVSC” ConfigMap already exist in my cluster?


damn it, lowercase only…