Amazon Tells Alexa To Ignore Own Name. I have, on more than one occasion, had the TV sound trigger the Echo Dot in my home office. Apparently, Amazon has had enough of dealing with complaints about this, and is now modifying its ads with secret messages to the device to ignore the name. But, what about families with a member named Alexa? I suggest a name change, which a competent lawyer can handle with ease. Or, how about using the Google Home or Mini devices more? The depth of research is better anyway. And, it is not likely that you will name your child OK Google. Hey, Google. Stop teasing the dog.