“Alexa, stop!” How many times have you yelled after accidentally waking up a voice-enabled Amazon device? Now imagine that you are the parent of a person named Alexa, who is trying to coexist with your smart speaker.
Seven years after Amazon chose this name for its artificial intelligence newborns, the chaotic reality of 2021 – and the more serious name problem – clearly led to a decline in the number of babies named Alexa.
The Atlantic has one Interesting new report this week About “How Amazon killed the name Alexa”.
Amazon’s Echo and other voice-enabled devices are becoming more and more popular, and at the same time, as the Alexa name becomes ubiquitous, the number of American babies named after Alexa has fallen sharply. Alexa joined other names that became obsolete after their association changed-like Hillary Hillary, after Hillary Clinton became the first lady.
Although sharing product names may not always be a problem, The Atlantic pointed out the difference with Alexa because “Amazon has turned it into a female-sounding name that allows you to bid.” According to reports, young children The school was fiercely attacked by orders.
“Many parents [of Alexas] The children’s names are being changed or their middle names are being used because it can lead to terrible bullying,” Laura Wattenberg, founder of the naming trend website Namerology, told the magazine.