Keep Cortana as the Name of the WP Personal Assistant

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This name is horrible... only people who likes Halo can like it.
I mean, Im sure not everyone who have a Windows Phone plays or even likes Halo. In my case I only played Halo 2 and it was boring to me, so I didn't even know this Cortana existed. I don't even know how it even sounds like, of course I don't even care about looking it up.
now reading the name is really dumb and horrible, and it even sounds like Cortina (curtain if you need a translation) and sometimes it makes me think of Cortesana (prostitute), I know for some people it might be cool, but what about the people who don't even know this Cortana exists? what about the people who don't even know Halo exists? is this the right name for a WP feature that is in the hands of people who don't even know about Halo, dislike halo, hate halo, don't play halo?

I will not say Siri is a great name, its really stupid as well, but at least its easy to remember it and say it, unlike cortana. I would rather call this feature Taco, it wouldn't make sense, just like cortana, it wouldn't make you think about voice, like cortana. BUT it would be easy to say, and remember, and of course it would make you think about nice things, not a curtain or prostitute! (in my case of course)
 

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I think it's a good name and I don't even play Halo. Fact is there will be someone who complains whatever name they release. And guess what? MS won't care much, because their individual voices won't be as loud as millions (?) of Halo fans.
 

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This name is horrible... only people who likes Halo can like it.
I mean, Im sure not everyone who have a Windows Phone plays or even likes Halo. In my case I only played Halo 2 and it was boring to me, so I didn't even know this Cortana existed. I don't even know how it even sounds like, of course I don't even care about looking it up.
now reading the name is really dumb and horrible, and it even sounds like Cortina (curtain if you need a translation) and sometimes it makes me think of Cortesana (prostitute), I know for some people it might be cool, but what about the people who don't even know this Cortana exists? what about the people who don't even know Halo exists? is this the right name for a WP feature that is in the hands of people who don't even know about Halo, dislike halo, hate halo, don't play halo?

I will not say Siri is a great name, its really stupid as well, but at least its easy to remember it and say it, unlike cortana. I would rather call this feature Taco, it wouldn't make sense, just like cortana, it wouldn't make you think about voice, like cortana. BUT it would be easy to say, and remember, and of course it would make you think about nice things, not a curtain or prostitute! (in my case of course)


The thing that makes me a fan of this idea is the idea of having it across all your devices in the ecosystem. Everything that Cortana learns and knows is synced across al my devices. It also lends familiarity with quiet a few potential WP users.
 

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This name is horrible... only people who likes Halo can like it.
I mean, Im sure not everyone who have a Windows Phone plays or even likes Halo. In my case I only played Halo 2 and it was boring to me, so I didn't even know this Cortana existed. I don't even know how it even sounds like, of course I don't even care about looking it up.
now reading the name is really dumb and horrible, and it even sounds like Cortina (curtain if you need a translation) and sometimes it makes me think of Cortesana (prostitute), I know for some people it might be cool, but what about the people who don't even know this Cortana exists? what about the people who don't even know Halo exists? is this the right name for a WP feature that is in the hands of people who don't even know about Halo, dislike halo, hate halo, don't play halo?

I will not say Siri is a great name, its really stupid as well, but at least its easy to remember it and say it, unlike cortana. I would rather call this feature Taco, it wouldn't make sense, just like cortana, it wouldn't make you think about voice, like cortana. BUT it would be easy to say, and remember, and of course it would make you think about nice things, not a curtain or prostitute! (in my case of course)

U don't like it ? you can also create a uservoice and let your opinion be heard, maybe others who don't like it will support it:)
 

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I thought is said Cortina when I first read it. Took me right back. Considering the difficulty Win phones have linking to Ford cars via Bluetooth, I think MS best not remind folks with a name that sounds like a Ford car. Still, the idea of calling it Ford Prefect is tempting...
 

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and sometimes it makes me think of Cortesana (prostitute)

People say my user name is similar, haha

I don't get how some can HATE it...It is like Lumia...if that meant something to others, sure, fine, whatever...but it didn't mean anything to me and it was just accepted.

My wife said the same thing "Not everyone likes Xbox, it is stupid to make it a halo thing!"

Well, If it doesn't mean anything to you, I don't see how people can HATE it...it might be better having 2 syllables but 3 isn't bad. I mean, Lumia is 3 anyway also...and they seem to work well together.
 

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i dont get the big deal why everyone is complaining about using the name Cortana...im not a Halo fan and i think its cool, since theres a direct relationship with MS product and it sounds better than Siri.
 

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Its incredible how fast the idea has gained votes, its already in the top 8 and still rising, considering it was created just few days ago I think it must be the fastest rising suggestion ever. I doubt Microsoft will ignore that.
 

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Cortana by default, but let the user change it.

Change it? You can't just change it...you can't have one app have multiple names, that just wouldn't make any sense.

If you are thinking you'd actually have to use the name...like people do in the Siri commercials, you don't. In my experience, when you try to say things to Siri like "Siri, search 'Phones'" It just screws her up more... "would you like to Google search "Sirius Birch Cones?""
 

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