" I named my daughter Alexa. She is 10. She will not forgive me for doing that to her and doesn't understand how it didn't exist! " ~ father of an Alexa
Amazon does not allow wake word options besides "Alexa" on any "Alexa" Built-in products, which are made by other companies and use Alexa Voice Services. These restrictions also apply to some of Amazon's own products using their AI.
Users must use "Alexa."
There are currently 700+ "Alexa" Built-In products. These products can function on their own without going through an Echo product first.
List of product restrictions coming soon.
" Not even 15 minutes into my new job and I had three 'Hey Alexa!' jokes. "
~ an adult Alexa
" I want to change my wake word to Amazon. My daughter's name is Alexis and the stupid device can't tell the difference. Patience wearing thin here. "
~ parent of an Alexis
" We need an update to the Echo Auto ASAP!! I need to be able to change her wake word. I have a daughter named Alexis and every time I talk to her I get sassed by my kid and my Echo Auto. "~ father of an Alexis (2019)