1. NealJ777's Avatar
    Does anyone know if there is a way to have Google Now recognize alternate names for people in your contacts?

    I put "my wife" in as a nickname on my contact list and then asked Google Now to "Call my wife" and it can't find the contact.

    Is there another way I should go about doing this?

    Thank you,
    Neal
    02-19-2013 09:50 AM
  2. patruns's Avatar
    I have my wife listed as "wife". When I say "call wife" it knows what to do. Don't list it as a nickname. If you are in an accident some day first responders will be looking for "wife" in your contact list, not Joanne with "wife" as a nickname.
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    02-19-2013 02:04 PM
  3. NealJ777's Avatar
    I have my wife listed as "wife". When I say "call wife" it knows what to do. Don't list it as a nickname. If you are in an accident some day first responders will be looking for "wife" in your contact list, not Joanne with "wife" as a nickname.
    That wouldn't do much good when my phone is locked.

    My phone has an "Emergency Contact" list that can be accessed from the lock screen and my wife is listed.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
    02-19-2013 03:31 PM
  4. JStrojil's Avatar
    You can add a new field to the contact called "phonetic name". Just write "my wife" as the phonetic name of your beloved and you can keep her listed under her name. Works like a charm.
    02-26-2013 08:28 AM
  5. NealJ777's Avatar
    Thank you. I'll give that a try.
    02-26-2013 04:27 PM
  6. Patrick Schroedl's Avatar
    You can add a new field to the contact called "phonetic name". Just write "my wife" as the phonetic name of your beloved and you can keep her listed under her name. Works like a charm.
    I didn't know that, and that's definitely worth knowing. Awesome.
    srkmagnus likes this.
    02-26-2013 11:24 PM
  7. jneusch's Avatar
    That's a great idea. I labeled my wife first name wife last name in my contact list. I will try phonetic name instead.

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    02-26-2013 11:36 PM
  8. NealJ777's Avatar
    Hey! It worked! Thank you!

    I just did phonetic first name as "My Wife" and left the last name blank.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
    srkmagnus likes this.
    02-27-2013 07:35 AM
  9. connex91's Avatar
    You can add a new field to the contact called "phonetic name". Just write "my wife" as the phonetic name of your beloved and you can keep her listed under her name. Works like a charm.
    This works great! I was jealous of my wife's iPhone, Siri has a specific setup for "wife" and "husband", now I can do that with my Android!
    10-05-2013 09:38 AM
  10. srkmagnus's Avatar
    I'm glad this thread popped-up because I didn't know about that phonetic name either - Thanks for sharing that tip!
    10-05-2013 10:55 AM
  11. STARGATE's Avatar
    I'm glad this thread popped-up because I didn't know about that phonetic name either - Thanks for sharing that tip!
    Yes! Same here! :thumbup:

    Sent From a Galaxy S4 Away!
    srkmagnus likes this.
    10-05-2013 10:58 AM

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