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How do I let cortana know which one of my contacs is my wife,brother or sister?


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On my old HTC phone I had it set up (I think) where Cortana new when I said my wife I meant my contact Maria. I have gotten the new HTC M8 and everything is AMAZING!!! except I cannot remember how to do that.

Ed Boland

Retired Ambassador
Nov 17, 2012
I tried this a couple nights ago. I asked Cortana to "call my dad".. And she asked "who's your dad?", so I replied with his name, who is most certainly on my contact list, and she couldn't find him! Very frustrating... I gave up. :(


New member
Jun 27, 2012
It's one of two things; inner circle (hamburger icon on the top right of the Cortana screen) or Facebook.

I don't remember which.


New member
Jun 19, 2012
Set "Cortana" nicknames for them.

-Go to people hub.
-Click on contact you wish to set nickname.
-on the right side of that contacts "name" there will be a "+" (plus) sign.
-Click it, scroll down and you will see add Cortana nickname

You can set regular nicknames under that menu too.