Amazon began widely promoting its Echo speaker, voiced by the Star Trek-inspired private assistant Alexa, in 2015. That yr, 6,050 child women within the United States have been named Alexa, or 311 for each 100,000 feminine infants born.
Since then, the title has declined in reputation 33 %, based on new information from the Social Security Administration crunched by University of Maryland sociology professor Philip Cohen. Last yr, simply three,883 child women have been named Alexa.
Siri, Apple’s digital assistant that launched on iPhones in 2011, has by no means been a very talked-about title. That title peaked in reputation two years earlier, when 120 feminine infants within the U.S. have been named Siri, about 6 per each 100,000 women.
Last yr, 20 U.S. women have been named ‘Siri,’ or about 1 per each 100,000.
Are folks afraid that their Echo will reply after they name out their child’s title? Or are they simply bored with listening to it on a regular basis? Maybe folks simply don’t need to name their digital assistant and their little one by the identical title.