Siri confuses Kate with Katy

slater-k

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When I ask Siri to call Kate, Siri then says "Which one: Kate or Katy". Even though she pronounces Kate and Katy differently, she always asks which one - which bugs me!

Is there a way to stop Siri confusing the two?!
 

Gav2k

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When I ask Siri to call Kate, Siri then says "Which one: Kate or Katy". Even though she pronounces Kate and Katy differently, she always asks which one - which bugs me!

Is there a way to stop Siri confusing the two?!
You can add a phonetic name to the contact which helps Siri to differentiate between the two.
 

gsmornot

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When I ask Siri to call Kate, Siri then says "Which one: Kate or Katy". Even though she pronounces Kate and Katy differently, she always asks which one - which bugs me!

Is there a way to stop Siri confusing the two?!
You might also use their last name and first name. (assuming they are different)
 

slater-k

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Thanks, I'd rather only use their first names, especially as they're both rather different in spelling and speech! The phonetic field name seems to be working!
 

Gav2k

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Thanks, I'd rather only use their first names, especially as they're both rather different in spelling and speech! The phonetic field name seems to be working!
Phonic name field is overlooked due to the fact it's not in your face when adding contacts but it does work great
 

electronicsguy

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Oct 12, 2015
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When I ask Siri to call Kate, Siri then says "Which one: Kate or Katy". Even though she pronounces Kate and Katy differently, she always asks which one - which bugs me!

Is there a way to stop Siri confusing the two?!
The simple answer is no. When there are similar sounding names, it will give the options. Adding extra info (like last name) is helpful, but doesn't solve the fundamental problem.
 

mlody

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Thanks, I'd rather only use their first names, especially as they're both rather different in spelling and speech! The phonetic field name seems to be working!
How do you add that? I got few names that Siri confuses, so I believe this would help a lot in my case too
 

slater-k

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Goto the person, tap Edit (top right), scroll to the bottom, tap 'add field', and there you'll find the phonetic first name.