The information superhighway – better known as the interwebs – has brought us glorious things like make up tutorials, but has ruined so many other things, such as our ability to live without social media.
And, it seems, one family’s daughter’s name: Alexa.
The problem with the name is that Amazon has a product called the Amazon Echo – a futuristic household tool (much like Apple’s Siri) – which answers to the common girls’ name.
But to people named Alexa, it appears the Amazon Echo makes life decidedly frustrating – which is why one dad is debating changing his daughter’s name. Apart from the potential confusion, he’s worried the association with the gadget will cause his daughter to be bullied about it when she’s older.
The dad explains in his post on parenting website NetMums that people make a joke about it every time he tells them her name – which doesn’t bode well for his daughter’s future schooling experience. Unsure about what to do, he asked fellow parents for advice on whether he should change the name.
Me: Why does your Alexa have a paper taped on it that says Alexa?
My dad: I keep forgetting her name.
— DMus14 (@dmusante1) June 8, 2018