Updated: May 10, 2020 5:44:08 pm
While the creative name of Elon Musk and his partner Claire Grimes for their newborn son ‘X Æ A-12’ left netizens scratching their heads, the CEO of SpaceX recently explained the meaning and how to pronounce the name and it is not so complicated as many thought it was.
During a podcast with American comedian Joe Rogan, Musk explained how to pronounce his son’s name.
Answering a question about his son’s name in “The Joe Rogan Experience,” Musk said, “First of all, my partner came up with the name the most. I mean it’s just X, the letter X, and the ‘Æ’ is pronounced, “Ash”, and then A-12 is my contribution. ” Then he explained that “A-12” meant “Archangel 12, the forerunner of the SR-71, the coolest aircraft in history.”
Watch the video here:
Previously, Grimes had also tweeted an explanation of the name. There, too, Musk had explained SR-71 ′ plans about the planes.
“• X, the unknown variable Crossed swords.
• 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, “read Grimes’ 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)
(Rat️🐁 metal rat)
– ꧁ ༒ Gℜiꪔ⃕es ༒ ꧂ 🍓🐉🎀 小 仙女 (@Grimezsz) May 6, 2020
Since being shared on YouTube, the podcast has been viewed more than 8 million times and has been flooded with people reacting to the pronunciation of the name.
However, the unusual name may not be accepted according to California state standards, CNN reported. Names can only use the 26 alphabetic characters of the English language, according to the state constitution.
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