1. markshenoda's Avatar
    Quick question for everyone......is there a way to use Cortana with shortened names? For instance, If I try to text someone using it, I have to say the person's full name. Is there a way I can use just a person's first name, nickname, or "my wife?"
    01-18-2015 05:33 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    pretty sure you can do that by setting a nickname with those in the inner circle.

    also, you might be able to change something in your wife's contact card in people.
    markshenoda likes this.
    01-18-2015 05:35 PM
  3. markshenoda's Avatar
    Great! that worked. Thanks!
    xandros9 likes this.
    01-18-2015 05:39 PM
  4. Splacknuk's Avatar
    As xandros9 mentioned, you can use nicknames in the Inner Circle feature of the Cortana settings. I use this for "wife", "daughter", "mom", etc.

    To get Cortana to send a text to multiple recipients easily, I tricked her a bit by creating a Group in People named, "My wife and kids" and now I can say to her, "Send a text to my wife and kids that I'm on my way home."
    01-21-2015 09:23 AM

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