Elon Musk and Grimes name baby 'X Æ A-12', but what does it mean and how do you pronounce it?

Well, the baby's name ‘X Æ A-12’ isn't that big a surprise, considering a nerdy tweet sparked a conversation between the two and eventually led to their relationship


                            Elon Musk and Grimes name baby 'X Æ A-12', but what does it mean and how do you pronounce it?
Elon Musk and Grimes (Getty Images)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Canadian singer Grimes have a baby on board. "A few hours away," he first tweeted and soon wrote, "Mom & baby all good." When asked if it's a boy or girl, he said, "Boy!"

What's more, he even shared a picture of the baby and another one in which Elon was holding him in his arms. While the internet was wondering what would the baby be named, both parents shocked them by naming the little one: 'X Æ A-12'. Now, that is quite a confusing name, isn't it? 

Grimes took to Twitter to reveal the real meaning behind it. "•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)," she wrote. Well, it isn't that big a surprise, considering a nerdy tweet sparked a conversation between the two and eventually led to their relationship.

As soon as the name was shared, most people online couldn't comprehend it and started cracking jokes about it. "You realize this is a human child and not an EP right," one said and another posted, "If I had a girlfriend and she wanted 7 to be divisible by 3 I would make it happen. That's just the kinda guy I am."

Elon Musk and Grimes (Getty Images)

One wrote, "Grimes being impregnated by Elon Musk is actually just performance art and a commentary on how capitalism penetrates us all," and another said, "X Æ A-12 popped outta grimes cut his own umbilical cord and walked over to Elon and said, 'for the last 9 months I’ve been all ears... now, let’s talk numbers'."

Moreover, many fans are sharing alien GIFs and wondering how they should pronounce it. "Omg I figured out how to pronounce X Æ A-12," one tweeted and another posted, "X Æ A-12 playing with his classmates at school."

One tweet read, "X Æ A-12: *Trips and scrapes his elbow* Teacher: Are you okay? Do you need to go to see the nurse? X Æ A-12," and another said, "X Æ A-12 going to Elon Musk and grimes bedroom at 3 am to tell them he threw up." Another posted, "Grimes' child: my name's X Æ A-12 me: how do u pronounce that? Grimes' child."

X Æ A-12 is Grimes’ first baby, while Musk has five sons from his previous marriage to Canadian author Justine Wilson, including twins Xavier and Griffin and triplets Damian, Saxon and Kai.

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