Elon Musk named his baby 'X Æ A-12' and Twitter has a lot of questions

Musk announced the birth of his baby on Tuesday


Entertainment Desk May 06, 2020

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the birth of his baby with singer Grimes on Tuesday, and the couple has decided to give their kid a rather interesting (?) name...

When asked by a user on Twitter about the child's name, Elon replied, "X Æ A-12 Musk", but many were confused whether he was serious or just trolling, but the mother, Grimes, seems to be serious about the name.



The Genesis singer took to Twitter to explain the name of their child - unless it turns out to be an elaborate prank by the couple.

"X, the unknown variable. Æ, my 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 favourite song," she wrote.



Naturally, the name sent Twitter meme lords into overdrive, with thousands of tweets discussing the baby's name, with many making jokes about the baby being a robot communicating in computer codes.



https://twitter.com/_anuraggh/status/1257953771944058880





Many also took jibes at how the name was alien-esque.

https://twitter.com/brokeangeI/status/1257942540411682817





There are also quite a few theories on how to pronounce ‘X Æ A-12 Musk’.



https://twitter.com/MrMichaelSwartz/status/1257676762181402627

Many people have shared their theories behind the actual name as well, and keeping in accordance with Grimes' own explanation, many people believe that the baby might have the middle name Archangel, because of the A-12 - the Lockheed A-12 fighter jet’s original code name was ‘Archangel’.

As for the X and Æ; one follower guessed ‘Xavier’ but Elon already has a son with that name.  Other guesses include Neal, Alexander and Sasha. There's also speculation that Æ refers to the ligature Ash.

According to The Guardian, Grimes cleared things up, and it’s possible the baby is really named Xai Archangel Musk.

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