Amazon calls its smart assistant “Alexa”. Microsoft calls theirs “Cortana”. Google, however, decided not to name the Assistant. Or rather, they named it “Assistant”. Yet, you invoke 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!