The Truth About Grimes’ and Elon Musk’s Baby Name

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When the world discovered that Grimes and Elon Musk were dating, surely no one expected them to enter into a normal relationship, and in fact, they have shown that they are not an ordinary couple. And now, with the addition of a new baby, they appear to be a perfectly quirky family.

Grimes, whose real name is Claire Boucher, is known for her ethereal music and otherworldly style. This tendency to adopt an unconventional aesthetic is the reason why she used a “highly edited photograph” that showed her topless with “an image of a baby superimposed on [her] stomach” to reveal that she was pregnant with her first child in January 2023, according to Persons.

In the following months, the Canadian singer kept fans informed about her pregnancy, telling them how she felt and even what she was eating.

Then on May 4, 2023, Musk, who is already the father of more children than you might expect, took Twitter to announce that he and Grimes had welcomed a baby into the world and shared a photo of himself with the new member (as well as a photo of the newborn with tattoos on his face thanks to a filter). Musk also let everyone know the baby’s name, which is truly unique and totally confusing.

Grimes and Elon Musk chose the MOST unusual baby name

After the birth of their first child together, Elon Musk announced the name that he and Grimes had chosen for their son. While there are plenty of unique baby names, these famous parents were apparently determined to outdo anyone who thought they had chosen the unusual nickname. Musk answered the question about the newborn’s name in a tweet: “X Æ A-12 Musk.”

If you’re not sure what to do with that name, you’re certainly not alone, so the new mother tweeted an explanation. “• X, the unknown variable [crossed swords emoji] • Æ, my elven spelling of Ai (love and/or artificial intelligence) • A-12 = precursor of SR-17 (our favorite plane). Without weapons, without defenses, only speed. Great in battle, but not violent. [white heart emoji] + (A = Archangel, my favorite song) ([crossed swords and rat emoji] metal rat).”

Musk responded with a quick correction regarding the specific aircraft, noting, “SR-71, but yes.” Page six notes that he was “apparently referencing the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird.”

While the name oddly seems to fit the son of an “[a] Lien, introvert, supervillain singer” and the boss of SpaceX, we have to wonder what X Æ A-12 will think (or do we just call it X for short?) about his name when he grows up.