Maybe you’re sitting around on a Friday night, asking your Amazon Echo random Wikipedia questions (what, just me?) and an important thought occurs to you.
What if you named your cat “Alexa?” This would make using Amazon’s voice-activated digital assistant very difficult. Taking things a step further, what if you had a child named “Siri?”
Now, imagine sharing your name with two of the world’s most popular voice-activated Assistants, Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri. This, according to The Huffington Post, is exactly the issue 21-year-old “Alexa Seary” is forced to deal with on a daily basis.
The 21-year-old Ventnor, New Jersey resident says that even though it isn’t spelled the same way, her last name phonetically matches Siri, causing Apple’s voice activated assistant to pop up on devices when ‘Hello Siri’ is active.
“Overall, it’s been really cool, my family is all thoroughly entertained and we have an ongoing group chat about it,” said Seary in an interview with NJ Advance Media, though in a subsequent interview with The Huffington Post, she says things sometimes get frustrating.
She has no plans to purchase the Amazon Echo any time soon, though she is an iPhone user.
Amazon still has yet to launch the Echo in Canada. It’s still unclear if her middle name is “Google Home.”