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Panoramarama Sat 10-Nov-18 01:10:22

Too similar to Alexa and therefore too virtual assistant?

It's the name that I keep coming back to from our list. It's stuck in my head and I don't think I like the others quite as much.

Part of me thinks why let a potentially tenuous association ruin a lovely name. The other part worries she'd be mocked or forever associated with a smart home device...

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Panoramarama Sat 10-Nov-18 01:12:12

Fwiw the pronunciation (Greek family) would be Alex-EEa with that emphasis which is less like Alexa than it looks on the page

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FissionChips Sat 10-Nov-18 01:19:44

Anytime a person says her name it’s likely several devices will alert! Don’t do that to her.

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 10-Nov-18 07:55:10

Sorry but I think I’m in the same camp as Fission.

ChaosMoon Sat 10-Nov-18 07:58:51

People will probability get the pronunciation wrong initially, so she'll be in for a lot of corrections. Personally I don't think that's the end of the world though.

But as you say, it does sound more different from the device than it looks. I'm going to tentatively say, I think it'll be ok. ☺

JanetLovesJason Sat 10-Nov-18 08:00:29

You know it yourself already OP.

AtticaRose Sat 10-Nov-18 08:50:51

I think it's a lovely name. The devices won't be around forever, I think it would be shortsighted to choose a name on that basis.

I know two adult ones, and they haven't mentioned it being a problem. I assume if they have one at home they set it to a different name.

AtticaRose Sat 10-Nov-18 08:50:52

I think it's a lovely name. The devices won't be around forever, I think it would be shortsighted to choose a name on that basis.

I know two adult ones, and they haven't mentioned it being a problem. I assume if they have one at home they set it to a different name.

CurlyWurlyTwirly Sat 10-Nov-18 08:54:34

The devices won't be around forever
There will probably be home robots called Alexa in a few decades.

Sorry OP but your Dd will have the piss taken out of her at school.

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 10-Nov-18 08:57:23

Which middle name will you go for? Dot or Echo?

daisypond Sat 10-Nov-18 10:17:19

I like it a lot. The devices wouldn't bother me - not that I've ever come across one in real life.

FuzzyShadowChatter Sat 10-Nov-18 10:36:47

I have a daughter with a similar Alex- name and she hasn't had any issues with bullying related to those devices or home devices getting confused, but we know very few people who actually have them (and even fewer that use the Alexa for it, apparently there are other wake-up names you can use).

I think Alexia is a lovely name and if it is your favourite, I see no reason not go for it.

TatianaLarina Sat 10-Nov-18 11:14:09

I like it. I don’t give a fuck what Amazon call anything.

GulliverUnravels Sat 10-Nov-18 11:18:38

Maybe because I'm a HCP I can't hear it without thinking of 'dyslexia', 'ataxia', 'aphasia' etc. I'm pretty sure 'alexia' is the name for when you suffer a head trauma and then become unable to read.

TheGrassIsGreener3 Sat 10-Nov-18 12:16:23

I much prefer Alexa. The 'ia' is just too fussy and unecessary IMO. But then again, I wouldn't use Alexa because of Amazon.

MikeUniformMike Sat 10-Nov-18 13:01:05

It's a condition. She will get called Alexa a lot.
Don't inflict it on your child.

Devillanelle Sat 10-Nov-18 13:22:39

It sounds like anorexia 😳

Jaxtellerswife Sat 10-Nov-18 13:58:48

Ive went for Alexis. Similar but it doesn't make our annoying Alexa pipe up when we say it

LL83 Sat 10-Nov-18 14:01:15

There is a girl in dds class age 10 called Alexa and children constantly say 'Alexa what's the weather like? Alexa tell us a joke' it will get boring hopefully until she gets new class mates.

LEMtheoriginal Sat 10-Nov-18 14:05:55

By the time she's old enough to care "Alexas" will only be seen in the science museum alongside sinclair c5s and other such gadgetry.

AtticaRose Sat 10-Nov-18 14:39:48

Hmm maybe I just don't know enough people with them. I know two people with the Googly ones and none with the Alexa.

villamariavintrapp Sat 10-Nov-18 16:26:38

Like someone else said, it’s a term like dyslexia meaning inability to read often caused by brain damage.

Flamingosnbears Sat 10-Nov-18 17:03:54

It was a name long before it was used for a device I'd say you know already that it's your chosen name...

DramaAlpaca Sat 10-Nov-18 17:05:53

As others have said, it's a medical condition. It's the first thing I thought of.

TatianaLarina Sat 10-Nov-18 17:08:48

Well so’s Amelia, Duncan, Emanuel and Hailey, I don’t think that’s a strong argument.

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