Windows 10: How do I change what Cortana calls me?

Discus and support How do I change what Cortana calls me? in Cortana to solve the problem; I'd like to change what Cortana calls me on start up. Right now, she addresses me by my full name, which feels a little awkward, so I'd like to change... Discussion in 'Cortana' started by Miss Sketch, Mar 22, 2020.

  1. How do I change what Cortana calls me?


    I'd like to change what Cortana calls me on start up. Right now, she addresses me by my full name, which feels a little awkward, so I'd like to change it to a nickname. And I'd like to do so without changing my actual Microsoft account name. I'm on the most recent Windows 10 update, using a Lenovo YOGA.

    :)
     
    Miss Sketch, Mar 22, 2020
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  2. Arul_D Win User

    Cortana not changing name

    Hi Sanvithi,

    I regret the inconvenience caused to you. Let me help you.


    • Do you receive any error code or error message on the screen?
    I suggest you to follow the below methods and check if it helps.


    • Open Cortana's window and navigate to the
      Notebook
      panel.

    • Within the Notebook tab, navigate to the About Me section.

    • Select Change my name.

    • Type in the name you wish Cortana to call you.

    • When prompted to, choose that’s wrong at the bottom.

    • You will be asked to "tap" the microphone to change the way Cortana pronounces your name. Do so.

    • Select this one when she has the updated pronunciation.

    • To test that she is referring to you correctly, ask "What is my name?"

      Check if it helps.
    You may refer to this article to check if this helps.

    Change what Cortana calls you:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/change-what-cortana-calls-you#


    I hope the issue will be resolved. If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact us again. We will be happy to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    Arul_D, Mar 22, 2020
    #2
  3. Dewdrop_ Win User
    Cortana Notebook

    In order to enable the Notebook icon in Cortana, I suggest you to check if you have enabled Cortana.

    To enable Cortana, please follow the steps below:

    • Go to Cortana.
    • Go to Settings.
    • Turn on “Cortana can give you suggestions, ideas, reminders, alerts”.

    Hope this helps.
     
    Dewdrop_, Mar 22, 2020
    #3
  4. Meghana C Win User

    How do I change what Cortana calls me?

    Change Cortana icon back to default

    Hi,

    I will certainly help you with the issues you are facing with Cortana.

    To assist you better, kindly explain what steps you performed to change the Cortana icon?

    I suggest you to follow below steps to turn off Cortana’s personalization:


    • Go to Cortana >
      Notebook > About Me.

    • Click to select your
      Microsoft account
      .

    • On the Account page, click again to select your Microsoft account.
    • Select Sign out and restart the system, again sign in back and check.

    I suggest you to install all the available Windows updates and check the issue.

    Also, I suggest you to check the issue in other user accounts if you have any. If you don't have other user accounts, then I suggest you to create a new user account and check if the issue persists.

    Refer to the following article on
    how to create a new user account in Windows 10:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12385/windows-10-troubleshoot-problems-opening-start-menu-cortana

    Please get back to us to assist you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Meghana C, Mar 22, 2020
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