When parents choose a name for their offspring, there’s a whole host of factors to think about – and now there’s another potential hazard that has to be taken into consideration.
A major problem for some parents in the last decade is the rise of hi-tech speakers – such as the Amazon Alexa – with millions of people globally relying on the digital assistant for the latest news, music and to order shopping.
But while it may be seen as a massive convenience for many, youngsters called Alexa aren’t always loving it, the Mirror reports
Mum Lauren Johnson, from Massachusetts, USA, has already started a campaign called ‘Alexa is a Human’ to highlight issues she claims are faced by those with the moniker.
While another mortified mum is desperate to change her two-year-old’s daughter’s name – because she’s called Alexa.
Writing on Mumsnet, she explained: “‘I’m 100% certain she is going to be picked on, bullied and teased for being called this. I’ve briefly mentioned to my ex my thoughts and he is firmly of the thought her name isn’t to be changed.
“I honestly think if I went to court (and I would consider this), a judge would allow a change for my daughter’s sake.”
She added: “It’s a lovely name and it really does suit her, but recently I’ve had comments from kids and adults about it. Even my own bloody dad has bough at echo dot and thinks it’s hilarious when he talks to my Alexa and it answers.