Multiple Names for a single iPhone contact?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by razzydazzle99, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi everyone. I'm wondering if it is possible to have multiple names for a single iPhone contact.

    For example, if I had a contact named Ted Anderson but also wanted this contact to be known as dad. Can this be done ? Also, can this be done in a way where Siri will call the contact by their "dad" name in addition to their actual name?

    Thanks for reading
     
  2. macrumors member

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    #2
    I use the nick name section for this.
     
  3. macrumors regular

    Nand

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    San Juan
    #3
    From apple / Siri FAQ...

    Siri helps you by learning about the key people in your life. The first time you ask Siri to call your sister, it will ask you who your sister is. That information is stored in Contacts along with other relationship information like “mom,” “husband,” and “grandma.”
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Great responses!

    So if I use nickname that will call them using only the name. If I say call sister, and Siri asks who it is, will Siri build a relationship for that on my own contact info or will that just add nickname to her?
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Interesting...

    If I say "call mom" Siri will infact call my mom who has the nickname mom.

    If I say "call my mom" Siri says she doesn't know who my mom is or who I even am, despite the mom nickname existing for her. (I don't have a contact card for myself).
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    Nicknames and relationships are set up differently. As soon as you say "my", it looks for a relationship to that person within your own contact. Set up a contact for yourself and say to Siri " so and so is my mother" and it will confirm the relationship so you can say "my mom" without confusion.
     
  7. macrumors G4

    Small White Car

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    Yep. OP, it's made so that you could have your father be known as:

    Jonathan (name)
    Jon (nickname)
    Dad (Siri-known relationship)

    You put the relationship in the nickname field, so that's where the weirdness is coming from.
     

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