Did Siri Start Saying Your Name?

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  1. Surrix macrumors regular

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    Previously, Siri would write my name in text but not say it. For example, the text might say "Blah blah blah, Brian," but the voice would just say "Blah blah blah". Today, Siri started vocalizing my name as well. Anyone else notice this? Am I going crazy?
     
  2. verwon macrumors 68030

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    No, did it to me, too! I thought it was because of my unusual name, Verleen. Amazingly enough, it's even pronounced correctly.
     
  3. SamGabbay macrumors 6502a

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    What I noticed was that if your name is at the end she does't say it, but if your name is in the beginning of a sentence she says it.
     
  4. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    I guess that's one benefit for it being on a Server - Apple can easily update phrases/words/pronunciations without the user updating their software.
     
  5. thesiren macrumors 6502a

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    did your parents have a tough time deciding between Venon and Darleen by any chance?
     
  6. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    I'm surprised people are leaving the verbose mode on tbh. I prefer the headset only setting.
     
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  8. verwon macrumors 68030

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    No, actually it's a combination of my dad's two favorite names, he gave all his kids unusual names.
     
  9. verwon macrumors 68030

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    Yes, because I get a ton of people that don't get it right, even though it's exactly like it looks.
     
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    This evening I was showing my brother Siri and during a command his wife started laughing. Of course the command made no sense but Siri said "Henry, I don't know what you're saying". It's the first time it's called me by my name.
     
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  13. French macrumors regular

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    Siri also started saying my name yesterday, and pronounces it correctly even though other text to speech programs like to pronounce it "frankie", it's "Francie".
     
  14. alia macrumors 6502a

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    Siri can't pronounce Alia - should be Ah-leah, and she says it A-leah. I wonder if they will let us correct pronunciation some time in the future.
     
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  16. thesiren macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think Siri is to blame for mispronouncing an overly common name purposely misspelled to seem exotic or unique :rolleyes:

    Aleah Alia Aaliyah Aleigha Alea Ahleea
     
  17. james92se macrumors 6502a

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    Call me stupid but how/where would Siri gather your name?
     
  18. Millionin20s macrumors regular

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    Save yourself as a contact in contacts.
    Settings ===> General ===> Siri ===> My Info.
    Siri now knows who you are, and can establish relationships in your phone as well.

    To answer the OP, Siri now says my name and says it correctly. Most people screw it up the first time.
     
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  20. tigerfan41 macrumors regular

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    Yeah, Siri has been saying my name since launch day. Only for specific questions, though.
     
  21. SomeonePlzHelp macrumors regular

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    My name is Brennen, but Siri calls me nighthawk.
     
  22. vitzr macrumors 68030

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    Siri is downright creepy...

    Go ahead, talk to Siri as your face is being photographed and entered into the FBI database.

    Don't believe it?

    Keep practicing your denial :)


    (I know, I know, your perfect & have nothing to worry about)
     
  23. SomeonePlzHelp macrumors regular

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    Riveting tale hippie. Now get back out to Wall Street, your friends are waiting in their bongo circles.
     
  24. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    Hahah haa
     
  25. Caliber26 macrumors 68000

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    Did to me, too. And I have a very easy name: Andy
    But, like you, it now states my name when addressing me. :)
     

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