A woman in Germany asked to change the name of her daughter, who coincidentally was called Alexa. It turned out to cause a lot of pain for the girl, who is now six, as she was bullied at her school, according to a report in New York Post. The girl was named just as Amazon’s Alexa devices were hitting the market. Operated by voice command, they quickly became popular and the suffering began for the young girl, originally from Goettingen in Germany.
Her classmates constantly ridiculed her, even giving the little “Alexa” commands about the playground, the Job said in his report. They also made fun of her when she went swimming, the outlet added.
The woman was quoted as saying by the Job that a man, a complete stranger, once said to the little girl “Alexa, dance for me” after hearing her name.
Her parents eventually petitioned Goettinghen town officials to change the girl’s name through a thorough poll, claiming they constantly mocked her for little Alexa.
The couple’s first attempt was denied, so they moved the administrative court to the city.
Parent brand based in Australia KidSpot reported that court officials agreed the girl had been “emotionally charged” by her name.
“The name is not only apt to form a pun, but rather invites the issuance of insulting and degrading orders,” the court said in its order, according to the outlet, allowing parents to choose a new name for their daughter.
However, there is no update on his new name.
“Alexa” is popular around the world, with Amazon reporting in January 2019 that over 100 million devices have been sold.