I have a friend who is named Siri (as Wikipedia says, the Scandinavian name had "high popularity in the 20th century"). Unfortunately, conversations often go like this:

Me: Hey Siri! How are you?

Siri (person): Great, how are —

Siri (digital assistant): Very well, thank you!

I know that I can turn off "Hey Siri" entirely, but I'd kind of like to keep it on if I can. Is there any way to change Siri's name to something else? I know that Amazon Echo has a similar thing where you can change the name from "Alexa" to "Amazon", and I would like to do the same thing for Siri.

Also, I sometimes use the button to activate Siri and out of habit speak commands like "Siri, what's the weather like?", even though I know that "Siri" is optional. I'd like a solution that would work with that as well (although changing "Hey Siri" is a bigger concern).

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    Nope. Siri is, for better or for worse, stuck as Siri. You can download the Alexa app to have Alexa as a personal assistant and just shut off "Hey Siri"—or even try Hound. – owlswipe Mar 29 '17 at 17:57
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    One solution would be for your friend to change her name. – user11633 Mar 29 '17 at 22:48
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    @Phong Somehow I don't think she'll go for that. – Thunderforge Mar 30 '17 at 18:06

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