Elon Musk and his baby mama Grimes caused confusion when they revealed their son’s unique name after his birth. It was later discovered that while the proud parents wanted to call their son X Æ A-12, it is actually illegal in the state of California. So what’s the baby’s new name?
Grimes answered some burning questions and comments on her latest Instagram post detailing the new name change.
Grimes And Elon Musk Had To Comply With California State Law
In California, the law states that names can only use the 26 alphabetical letters of the English language. This means that the name X Æ A-12 could not go on their son’s birth certificate because of the number 12. The couple then had to change their son’s name. Grimes posted a black and white photo on Instagram and people in the comments really weren’t focusing on the photo. Instead, they wanted the details on what the couple decided to change the baby’s name to.
One person asked “Did you change the baby name because of Californian laws? What is the baby’s new name?” Grimes commented that the new name is X Æ A-Xii. The couple swapped the number 12 for the letters that represent it which does make the name legal. The two “I’s” in the name must be lowercase in order to be recognized by California state law. If the name ended in XII, that would cause yet another issue for the couple because Roman numerals are also not allowed on birth certificates.
Another fan asked why they decided on this new name, the singer responded “Roman numerals. Looks better tbh.”
The Pronunciation And Meaning Of The Name Is Still The Same
On an appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast, Musk explained the meaning behind this unconventional name. He said “So, X is just the letter X, Æ is pronounced as Ash. And, A-12 is my contribution and it is just pronounced as A-12.” The letter “X” stands for “the unknown variable.” The name pronunciation will remain the same since the only thing that has changed is the numeral.
He also said that A-12 stands for for “Archangel 12, the precursor to the SR-71, coolest plane ever.” The name probably sounds something like “Ex Ash A Twelve.” it is rather unique if we’re being honest here. But hey, they are definitely an unconventional couple.
Does X Æ A-Xii Already Have A God Mother?
Grimes also announced in her Instagram comments that Gowon, the 11th member from the international k-pop girl group LOONA is the godmother of the baby. The pair have previously worked together in the past and Musk has even admitted to being a huge LOONA fan in the past. This news has yet to be confirmed by Gowon.
Gowon’s fans are freaking out about this news. “Godmother gowon.. what can’t she do” said one Twitter user.
This is the couple’s first child together. Musk has five other children from a previous marriage.