Law of unintended consequences!
Amazon Alexa, also known simply as Alexa, is a virtual assistant technology primarily based on a Polish speech synthesiser named Ivona, bought by Amazon in 2013. But back then, did they consider the people named Alexa?
New parents named their newborn daughter Alexa by pure coincidence, just as Amazon’s Alexa devices were entering the tech market.
This would cause a whole world of pain, for now, a six-year-old girl, where the teasing has led the parents to change the Child’s name by deed poll.
As the devices’ popularity grew, the girl from Goettingen in Germany suffered throughout kindergarten and in the playground as other kids made cruel gags at her expense.
Eventually, the constant ridicule got too much for little Alexa, and her parents finally applied to city officials in Goettingen to officially change her name.
Read the full article in the New York Post.