Do you have a preferred nickname for Microsoft's virtual assistant, Cortana?

Microsoft is set to include a new virtual assistant in Windows Phone 8.1, named Cortana. The name itself comes from the popular video game series Halo, where Cortana is an artificial intelligence who accompanies the player throughout the story. While it's not yet known what the final name of the assistant will be, there have been new nicknames and suggestions published on our forums.

Each owner endeavors to make his (or her) Windows Phone their own, whether it be customizing every part of the operating system, or adding cases and covers to the hardware itself. So what about Cortana, or the virtual assistant which will be present in Windows Phone 8.1? Since consumers will be interacting using natural language, we're sure nicknames would come into play when referring to the mysterious, coded voice.

You may be a fan of Halo, but not everyone else is. There are many fantasies out there in the wild, not to mention folk who simply wish to add some humor to the overall experience. Then again, Cortana would integrated Halo further at Microsoft, bringing everything together across platforms and adding more meaning to the character. That said, there could be a setting to configure this.

So, what would you call Cortana, if not by her name? ​Head on over to our community forum and share your own nicknames for Cortana.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.