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May 6, 2020

Grimes Explained Why She And Elon Musk Named Their Kid X Æ A-12 And I'm Still So Confused

Yes, they named their kid X Æ A-12.

People had been wondering what Elon Musk and Grimes would name their baby, but nobody expected the name they chose: X Æ A-12.

@flcnhvy @TeslaGong @PPathole @priscillabanana

Yup, that's apparently the real name they gave their boy! Good luck trying to pronounce it!

Elon shared the name last night while replying to someone on Twitter:

Needless to say, people were absolutely shocked:

How I listen to Grimes now knowing she had a baby with Elon Musk and named it X Æ A-12

Some even thought Elon was just making a joke:

You guys don’t really believe that’s what Elon and Grimes named their baby right?

Wait why everyone is assuming Elon Musk’s joke tweet about their baby’s name is real ???

But on Tuesday night, Grimes seemingly confirmed that it's the baby's real name, breaking down the unusual name's meaning:

•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)

This reply to her tweet honestly says it all:

"I don't know what the fuck she's saying, but girl, I am living!"

Update: Grimes talked more about the name on Twitter:

@mascdonna @MlSSANDREAG I think it sounds like the name of the main character in the story 🪐 I hope he vibes with that. Ok, going back into the pain/ beauty reverie for sum time, just came on to add my thoughts. Peace to all 🤍-🐉🐷🐁

Elon also corrected the aircraft's name, so that clears up doubts from people who thought it was all an elaborate joke because the aircraft wasn't right:

@elonmusk I am recovering from surgery and barely alive so may my typos b forgiven but, damnit. That was meant to be profound 🦔

Well, at least no other kid in the world will have the same name!

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