For 4 Seattle women called Alexa, it’s funny, frustrating to share name with Amazon device

Bartender Alexa Philbeck works at Smarty Pants in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle, and shares her first name with Amazon’s voice-activated device.

Photographed Thursday, July 20, 2017.

Being named Alexa in a landscape dotted with an estimated 11 million plus Echo devices can be funny — and just as often, frustrating. As the use of Alexa expands, the name seems to be on everyone’s lips.

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