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    Question Google Now - Call "my wife"

    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
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by patruns View Post
    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.

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    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.
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    Default Re: Google Now - Call "my wife"

    Thank you. I'll give that a try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JStrojil View Post
    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.
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    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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    Hey! It worked! Thank you!

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStrojil View Post
    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!
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    I'm glad this thread popped-up because I didn't know about that phonetic name either - Thanks for sharing that tip!
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    Quote Originally Posted by srkmagnus View Post
    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:

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