Elon Musk and his partner Claire “Grimes” Boucher welcomed their first baby on May 4, but the Tesla boss surprised everyone with the baby’s name: X Æ A-12. No one seemed to have any idea how to pronounce the name that seemed like a mathematical formula.
But a week later, we have a breakthrough. Musk on Joe Rogan’s experience on Thursday she finally told us how to pronounce her son’s name. It is “X Ash A 12”, where X is only “X” and the A-12 is only “A 12”.
Musk also said the name was primarily Grimes’ idea. Grimes also gave a breakdown of the name in a tweet.
• X, the unknown variable ⚔️
• Æ, my elven spelling of Ai (love and / or artificial intelligence)
• A-12 = forerunner of the SR-17 (our favorite aircraft). Without weapons, without defenses, only speed. Great in battle, but not violent.
(A = Archangel, my favorite song)
(⚔️ metal rat)
– ꧁ ༒ Gℜiꪔ⃕es ༒ ꧂ 小 仙女 (@Grimezsz) May 6, 2020
The name that left everyone scratching their heads, however, may face some administrative problems in California as the Vital Records office accepts names that contain 26 alphabetic letters.