Reactions As Elon Musk Gives His Child Unusual Name X Æ A-12
Tech billionaire Elon Musk and his girlfriend, singer Grimes welcomed their first child together on Tuesday. The SpaceX and Tesla CEO shared a photo of the newborn, a baby boy on his twitter page. When people started asking about the child’s name, Musk informed his 33.7 million followers on Twitter that his name would be ‘X Æ A-12’.
X Æ A-12 Musk
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 5, 2020
However, the choice of name for the child – X Æ A-12 – has left many puzzled especially as many wonder how it is to be pronounced.
X Æ A-12’s mother, Grimes has offered an explation for the name. X is the “the unknown variable”, Æ is her “elven spelling of Ai”, A-12 is the “precursor to SR-17”. Grimes is probably talking about the SR-71, the couple’s favourite aircraft. A is for Archangel, Grimes favourite song.
•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)
— ꧁ ༒ Gℜiꪔ⃕es ༒꧂ 🍓🐉🎀 小仙女 (@Grimezsz) May 6, 2020
Grimes’ explanation does little to social media users who have come up with memes, likely meaning or pronunciation of the name.
Omg I figured out how to pronounce X Æ A-12 pic.twitter.com/ppfE0x8Nfh
— Ben Yahr (@benyahr) May 5, 2020
the only test X Æ A-12 won’t be able to pass pic.twitter.com/hEEclMV1ZV
— Nadia (@nadia_hyd) May 6, 2020
Teacher: “How do you pronounce your name?
X Æ A-12: pic.twitter.com/fGH4fcNK7k
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) May 6, 2020
This is how Elon Musk came up his son’s name – “X Æ A-12” pic.twitter.com/BVV7R2AIyF
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) May 6, 2020
Grimes’ child: my name’s X Æ A-12
me: how do u pronounce that?
Grimes’ child: pic.twitter.com/cyPDDKh28V
— yung lean fan account 🌱 (@groovytony__) May 5, 2020
When everyone is making fun of your name X Æ A-12 pic.twitter.com/OT5CpJyuPt
— Savage_नारी (@atram_shatram) May 6, 2020
Dinner when u spend the night at X Æ A-12 house pic.twitter.com/RHRvZXyERI
— ⱽⁱᶜᵗᵒʳⁱʸᵘʰ (@vicveronixa) May 6, 2020