Can I Rename Google Assistant?

You cannot do this yet. Amazon calls its smart assistant “Alexa”. Microsoft calls theirs “Cortana”. Google, however, decided not to name the Assistant. You cannot call the Assistant anything other than Google.

You launch the Assistant by calling it Google. Okay Google, Hey Google, or sometimes even Okay Boo Boo.

Is “Holly” The Name?

Looking for Google Assistant’s name, the closest I could find was “Holly”. This is at least the name of the default voice. Recently Google added a male voice option and it was called “Jay”. Since we do not have a name for the Assistant (well, other than, “Assistant”), this is something that we will have to satisfy ourselves with.

Google has invested a lot of time and resources for the Assistant’s personality. It is crafted after considering a lot of facts. They do not want the Assistant to be too American. The Assistant is expected to be gender neutral. There are many other nuances like these that Google is keen on maintaining. Not giving the Assistant a name like other companies also, was a conscious decision according to some reports.

Can I Rename My Google Assistant?

So, can you name your Google Assistant? Unfortunately no. At least not now. Google’s smart assistant does not have a name, nor can you give a custom name. I know you all have at least a dozen names that you would love to the Assistant. But for now, you all you can do is change the  Assistant’s voice from female to male.

I am hoping that this feature will eventually be added. I do not have any proof or evidence for this. I am just being hopeful. It will be really fun to call Google Assistant by a name. Even though I have a feeling that I’ll change that name every week or maybe even every day.

I will keep an eye out for any such changes and be sure to report it here. Stay subscribed to know more!

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Hello, my name is Dinsan. I help Assistant users on Google's official forum . Get Me Assistant is where my Assistant tips and tricks. Questions? Drop me a comment!

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  • Michael Hugill January 4, 2019, 11:49 pm Link Reply

    My wife and I have a Pixel c each, a Pixel 2 each and we have just bought a home Hun, now we dare not say okay Google because of the mayhem that follows. Help. Only the hub needs to work at home.

  • Holly May 1, 2019, 7:42 pm Link Reply

    I think we should be able to name our Google Assistant what we, the consumer any name as long as it is a name meaning, nothing ugly or derogatory. This way we make it even more of a personal experience with our assistant.

  • Minceraft Gamer May 4, 2019, 5:07 pm Link Reply

    Man, I can just see myself someday in the future in my own little tiny house going, “Hey Idiot, what time is it?” and then hearing a response, “The time is 1:05 PM.” I can just see myself doing that.

  • Tyler May 21, 2019, 12:03 am Link Reply

    I wanna call mine Karen. Like how Peter Parker does with his suit. Thatd be sick.

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