The boy came around during a time of crisis for Musk. Other than the pandemic continuously damaging businesses, on top of that Elon Musk calling out America as a fascist state and accusing the Trump administration of denying citizens their constitutional rights didn’t sit well with anyone, leaving Tesla with a 14$ billion loss in shares after the billionaire dropped a controversial tweet.
After the baby was born, the world was in shock because it seemed like Elon named his baby as if he was a piece of tech to the masses.
‘X Æ A-12′ leaves a gazillion set of questions. How do you pronounce it? What does it mean? Why would anyone name their child as a cryptic code that no one can even decode?
The couple, particularly Grimes explained her son’s origins explicitly on Twitter but people understood little to nothing and resorted to memes of Tesla’s CEO had a son and he unfortunately became a laughing stock! All jokes aside, is it even possible to name your child as a sort of mathematical expression?
The state of California says otherwise. Assuming that’s where ‘X Æ A-12’ was born since the couple resides there. In Los Angeles, the department of health says – a person can only be named using 26 letters of designated alphabets.
It doesn’t end there. The state also strictly adheres to the fact that a child born cannot have a accent grave (`) or umlaut (¨) or any character that remotely resembles that.
It seems like the ‘Æ’ and ‘-12’ in the baby’s name will have to go since the department of health clearly prohibits it.
Obviously the couple can continue calling out their child with whatever they desire but legally it’s certainty not possible.
Though, he’s Elon Musk’s son at the end of the day and the state could possibly allow this rather unusual name. Only time can reveal that.
The mother, Grimes’s tweet claimed: ‘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.’
The second A is named after Archangel, Grimes’ favourite song and 12 is the Chinese zodiac sign of the rat – 2020 is believed to be the year of the Metal Rat.
The couple has creativity engraved a lot of elements dear to them in their baby’s name. People are confused anyways though.
As for the pronunciation, Musk liked a tweet where someone guessed ‘X Ash Archangel’ to be the baby’s pronounced name. Him liking it atleast clears up how the child’s name is pronounced.