However, I completely disagree. I’ve owned and used both products. By providing Echo a name, “Alexa” feels more personal, part of my home. Alexa feels like a friend who is trying to make my life easy. In fact I often say “Thank You” to Alexa. On the other hand, “Ok Google” feels more transactional. There is no personality, it’s a device that gets your work done but there is no emotional connection. My biggest grudge with Google Home is that it doesn’t have a name.