Elon Musk and Grimes’ baby boy’s official name was confirmed as his birth certificate was released by TMZ. It reveals that his first name is ‘X’, middle name ‘AE A-XII’ and he takes on the last name ‘Musk’.
Elon Musk and Grimes’ baby instantly attracted a lot of attention owing to the unusual name his parents gave him. The couple initially named their newborn son ‘X Æ A-12’ but had to change it to ‘X Æ A-Xii’ due to legal complications.
Grimes recently took to social media to break down the eclectic name and explained the significance of each part. She claimed that ‘X’ stands for “the unknown variable” while ‘Æ’ is the Elven spelling for ‘AI’, which stands for both artificial intelligence and love. ‘A-12’ is after their favourite aircraft Lockheed A-12, which she described as “no weapons, no defenses, just speed. Great in battle, but non violent.” The ‘A’ also represents ‘Archangel’, her favourite track while ‘12’ is the Chinese zodiac of the rat.
There has been a lot of buzz surrounding Little X ever since his parents first disclosed his potential name. Netizens found it a challenge to arrive at its correct pronunciation.
Interestingly, Tesla CEO and his beau revealed how to pronounce the complex moniker, but both said it differently! While Elon Musk pronounced ‘X Æ’ as “X Ash” on a recent podcast with Joe Rogan, Grimes wrote “It’s just X, like the letter X. Then A.I. Like how you said the letter A then I.” to her Instagram followers.
Musk is the proud father of six now. He has five children – twins Griffin and Xavier and triplets Damian, Saxon and Kai – from his marriage to Talulah Riley. The two finally got divorced in 2016 after marrying twice. Him and Grimes came out officially in 2018 and welcomed their first baby in May this year.
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