- CEO of SpaceX, Elon Musk and singer girlfriend, Grimes, welcomed their newborn son on Monday, 4 May
- The couple however caused social media buzz when the name of their child was revealed to be X Æ A-12
- The 32-year-old singer in a recent tweet confirmed the news, explaining how they came about the name
Engineer, industrial designer and CEO of SpaceX, Elon Musk, and his girlfriend, 32-year-old singer Claire Boucher (professionally known as Grimes) recently welcomed a newborn son on Monday.
Following the news of their son's birth, social media was agog with mixed reactions over the report on what moniker the couple chose for their son - X Æ A-12.
Briefly.co.za learnt that in a recent tweet, Grimes broke down the meaning of the unique name.
"•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)"
See tweet below:
Following her tweet confirming the news, social media users appear to be having a field day about the unique name and how it's pronounced.
Some people simply can't get over the reason why anyone would name their child such a curious name.
Below are some reactions from Twitter:
The baby is the first for Grimes while, Musk, 48, has five sons from a previous marriage. His first son, Nevada, died tragically of SIDS at 10 weeks old in 2002.
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