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Some Wemo device names aren't recognized

Some Wemo device names are very difficult for Alexa to recognize. For example. 'TV' is always recognized, 'TheaterSystem" is rarely recognized. Is there any way to train Alexa to recognize some words, device names, and group names better?
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H. Jones answered
Perhaps it doesn't like TheaterSystem as one word? What happens if you put a space? For reference, my lamp at home is called "Bedroom light" and it like that.
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Nick Gardner answered
That's my thought as well. Since Alexa is meant to process natural language, it would generally treat something saying "Theater System" as two words, so if you put a space in your device name it is likely to work substantially better. Let us know if that ends up working. Thanks, Nick
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