Why Elon Musk's Baby's Name Isn't Weird

by Laura Driver

Elon Musk broke the news yesterday that he and Grimes have welcomed a baby boy.

Grimes, whose real name is Claire Elise Boucher has confirmed that their newborn’s name is ‘X Æ A-12’. She took to Twitter to explain exactly what it means;

“X [represents] the unknown variable. Æ is the Elven spelling of Ai (love &/or Artificial intelligence). A-12 = precursor to SR-17 (our favourite aircraft). No weapons, no defences, just speed. Great in battle, but non-violent. (A=Archangel, my favorite song).”

We’re wondering what the birth certificate will say as the baby was believed to be born in their Los Angeles home and California law only allows names to include the 26 letters of the English alphabet.

While the new parents are yet to confirm how to pronounce the baby’s name, some publications – such as Business Insider – have suggested Æ can be pronounced as ‘ash’.

Fans have also speculated this could be the case, with Musk himself liking one tweet suggesting the baby’s name translates to ‘X Ash Archangel’. So maybe there’s something to that theory?

Grimes previously said that the couple weren’t releasing their name to the public because people wouldn’t understand the genius behind it.

She explained in a YouTube Livestream: I have a name for the baby, but I don’t want to say what it is because everyone I’ve told it hates it, and everyone’s gonna make fun of it. But it is, in fact, a genius name and people just don’t appreciate it yet because it’s too avant-garde.

Congratulations to them both, we look forward to officially hearing how to pronounce little X Æ A-12’s name!


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Laura Driver

Blogger & Social Media Manager
Laura lives in Yorkshire, UK with her two teenage children. When they were little (and definitely not taller than her) she used to blog avidly about the trials and tribulations of motherhood. Laura is no stranger to all the joys small children can bring; sleepless nights, a random public meltdown or a spectacular poonami. She fondly remembers the time her youngest child rolled across a supermarket carpark in a trolley while she was putting her eldest child in the car and the time her, then, three year old took up swearing at a church event. Laura has worked for Your Baby Club, as a Social Media Manager, since 2014.

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