Grimes, Elon Musk tweak their infant's unusual name

Carla Harmon
May 26, 2020

However, it quickly emerged that the pair would be forced to change the baby's name to comply with California law. The couple will then "have an opportunity to appeal the rejection of the birth certificate application, but it's unlikely that it will be granted".

Whether the new edition of the bub's name has been officially approved or not isn't yet known.

"Roman numerals. Looks better tbh", Grimes said when asked if she and her partner changed their baby's name due to a California law that wouldn't allow a numeral.

According to lawyer David Glass, however, there still maybe some trouble with the roman numerals. The little one is called "X Æ A-12", Musk tweeted, and everyone had questions, one of the most important ones being whether the name was even legal under California law (the answer is no). Hyphens or apostrophes may be used in certain names. He insults USA officials online in Russian, works tirelessly on Tesla's new products, and then wipes $14 billion off the company's value with one post on Twitter.


According to state legislation, people can not have Indo-Arabic numerals in their names, so the singer and the billionaire couple changed it to.

Uh... how do you say that?

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Fans were also intrigued as to how to pronounce the name, and the happy couple seem to have different interpretations.

Tech billionaire Elon Musk and Vancouver-born singer Grimes chose a very unique name for their newborn son at the start of the month.


"No weapons, no defenses, just speed. Great in battle, but non-violent", she added.

In regards to the pronunciation, Grimes said on Instagram: "It's just X, like the letter X. Then A.I". "I mean it's just X, the letter X, and the "Æ" is pronounced, 'Ash, ' and then, A-12 is my contribution".

As you might probably have been able to expect, this new news story has already produced thousands of memes, with Twitter jokesters flooding the app with variations on what have now become tried and true X Æ A-X12 jokes.


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