Elon Musk and Grimes are the new celebrity parents in town and they’re taking over the internet with a peculiar baby name that they chose. A few months ago, the Tesla CEO had revealed that he and girlfriend Grimes are expecting a baby. Grimes gave birth to a baby boy on May 4 and on May 6 announced his name to be X Æ A-12. Find out why the couple chose this name and what does it mean.
Who is X Æ A-12?
X Æ A-12 is no doubt a very unusual name for a baby. Most people are still in a dilemma as to how to pronounce this. Elon Musk has been known to be different and a class apart. However, nobody saw this shocker coming.
Elon Musk’s girlfriend, singer Grimes shed some light on the child’s name. In the name, X is the unknown variable. Æ is an elven spelling of AI which stands for love or artificial intelligence. A-12 is an aircraft that is a precursor to Elon’s and Grimes’ favorite aircraft which is the SR-17. It had no weapons or defenses. It just had speed, so it was harmless and non-violent but still good in battle. A also stands for Archangel which is Grimes’ favorite song.
•X, the unknown variable ⚔️
•Æ, my elven spelling of Ai (love &/or Artificial intelligence)
•A-12 = precursor to SR-17 (our favorite aircraft). No weapons, no defenses, just speed. Great in battle, but non-violent ?
(A=Archangel, my favorite song)
(⚔️? metal rat)
— ꧁ ༒ Gℜiꪔ⃕es ༒꧂ ??? 小仙女 (@Grimezsz) May 6, 2020
She also added a sword emoji and wrote Metal rat at the bottom of the tweet. This clarification was much needed as the rest of the world was thoroughly confused about the name. He had just posted a photo of his son on Monday but shared the name of his child when a fan asked for it.
Elon Musk confirmed the birth of his baby boy on May 4, 2020, via a twitter post. He shared a picture of his son and said that both the child and the mother were healthy. Elon Musk is 48 years old while Grimes is 32. Grimes’s real name is Claire Boucher and she and Elon Musk have been dating since 2018.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 5, 2020
This is Grimes’ first child while Elon Musk shares five sons from a previous marriage. Grimes also said that her child only moved during the night during her pregnancy so he may be nocturnal. Elon Musk also shared a twitter post of his son on Tuesday morning with Tattoo Instagram filters on his face.
Words of congratulations poured in from across the globe for the couple. A lot of people also asked about the logic of the name before Grimes revealed the meaning of their baby’s name. This is also some much-needed respite from the controversy surrounding Elon Musk’s earlier tweet. Being born during the COVID-19 pandemic surely has been an interesting start for X Æ A-12. It remains to be seen if he imbibes the entrepreneurship qualities of his father and follows in his footsteps.