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How do I get Alexa to Greet me by My Name?

The first step to making Alexa say your name is to make sure that you are logged in.

To check if you are logged in, go to SETTINGS and look at your profile.

If it says your name in the PROFILE, then you’re logged in, not other family members. 

In the next section, I will provide a detailed process on how to proceed.

I will also answer the most common questions about this issue.


How to make Alexa greet you by name?

Now that you are sure it is your profile is logged in, the next step is to create a Voice ID.

Follow these steps to continue: 

  • Tap your profile name

In this area, you now need to train Alexa to recognize your voice.

In the set-up screen, just tap on the button that says AGREE & CONTINUE.

Now, the system will ask you to read four different questions.

Sometimes, the system will ask you to read a command.

Read these things, and Alexa will analyze your voice.

If Alexa fails to record or recognize the speech, it will ask you to do it again.

Once completed, just tap the button that says DONE

In the next step, Alexa will ask you to confirm the pronunciation of your name.

To do this, tap the button that says EDIT NAME AND PRONUNCIATION

Tap the PLAY button to hear how Alexa says your name.

If it is not right, tap on LET’S FIX THAT. If Alexa pronounces it correctly, you can tap on NAILED IT.

From here onwards, Alexa can now say your name because it recognizes your voice.

For example, if your name is James, and you ask Alexa, “Who am I?” 

Alexa will say, “I am talking to James.”


How do you get Alexa to greet you in the morning?

The easiest way to make Alexa greet you is by setting up a routine.

You can trigger this routine as an alarm even before you wake up.

You can set this routine as a scheduled one, with no other trigger except the time. 

The cool thing about this is that in the same routine, you can program Alexa to do some things, like turning the lights on or off.

Alexa can also state brewing coffee for you if you have a smart coffee brewer. 

To create a routine: follow these steps: 

  • Launch the Alexa app on your phone 
  • Tap MORE

You will find a list of routines that are pre-programmed.

Here are some examples of what you can say:

  • Alexa, enable Good Morning routine
  • Alexa, enable Start My Day routine
  • Alexa, enable Weather After Alarm routine

All these have default routines that Alexa will do—Alexa will greet you and perform the duties associated with this routine.

If you want, you can set up a different routine.

We have a blog that shows how to properly create a new routine in Alexa, which you can read.


Do you have to say Alexa every time?

No, you do not. However, you need to toggle this in the settings.

Particularly, in the area where you will find the commands.

In this area, just delete the word “Alexa” from the text command, and now you can talk to Alexa without saying a word.


Can Alexa have a male voice?

Yes, you can do this. There is a new masculine voice for Alexa.

To change the voice, follow the steps below. 

  • Launch the Alexa app
  • Go to SETTINGS

In this section, you have two options.

The options are ORIGINAL and NEW. The new one is what you want, as it is the male voice. 

Once done, Alexa will now have a masculine voice whenever it talks. 

Take note that you can only change the voice on a particular device.

If you have several Amazon Echo devices, you must change the voices one by one.

There is currently no option to do it all at one time. 

In addition, not all devices have this feature.

If your device does not have it, Alexa will say that your device does not support this feature.


Can Alexa talk like a celebrity?

Yes, Alexa can talk like a celebrity.

You can tell Alexa to introduce you to a celebrity, and Alexa will switch over to a celebrity’s vice. 

This service is not free. If you activate it, Alexa will give you celebrity voice options.

After choosing one, Alexa will ask you to confirm the purchase.

After the purchase, you can now enable the celebrity voice as Alexa’s voice. 

However, the voice will only work on the particular Echo device.

It will not work on all devices at the same time.

What does that mean? You must purchase a voice for each device. 

To enable the celebrity voice, follow these steps: 

  • Open the Alexa app
  • Tap on Devices
  • Tap on Echo and Alexa
  • Select the device whose voice you want to change 
  • Now, scroll down to the WAKE WORD section
  • Enable the celebrity’s vice

What if you do not want to pay for a voice?

You can choose a different voice from Amazon’s list.

These are free voices, but they are not the voice of celebrities.

Take note that the celebrity voice will only be visible in your list if you have already purchased it.

So, make sure you have already bought at least one before enabling this feature.



Alexa can now recognize voices.

So, if you want a more personalized experience, you can always teach Alexa to recognize your voice.

Just make sure that your profile is logged in before you do this.

It is also up to you if you want to toggle the routines of Alexa.

What you can do is choose from default routines in the settings or create a new one. 

In addition, you also have the option to make Alexa sound masculine.

If that is not enough, you have the choice to purchase a celebrity’s voice and use that as Alexa’s voice.