If you thought that ‘X Æ A-12’ was too weird of a name for Elon Musk and Grimes to give their newborn son, at least the law is on your side, as they’re reportedly not allowed to give him that name.
Yesterday, the news of Elon Musk and Grimes’ newborn baby boy swept through the world. Why? Because they revealed that they’d name the poor child ‘X Æ A-12 Musk’. Yes, you read that right…please let us know how you pronounced it in your head, as the jury is still out on that one.
Although many people saw the name to be a joke, singer Grimes quickly took to Twitter to reveal the reasoning behind the all-around strange way, which, to be honest, still didn’t make the name seem any more appealing.
•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)
— ꧁ ༒ Gℜiꪔ⃕es ༒꧂ ??? 小仙女 (@Grimezsz) May 6, 2020
With people worldwide speculating how the name would be pronounced, or even easily typed as I myself had to google ‘a and e combined letter’ just to type out the damn spelling, it has now been noted that they won’t be able to christen their child as ‘X Æ A-12 Musk’, as names must be composed only of the 26 letters in the English alphabet, according to Californian law.
Many people assumed that with the meaning behind the kooky name, that perhaps the child would be dubbed with the easily pronounced name of ‘Ash Archangel’, which while it’s still all-around horrible, it’s a much better choice than the former.
At this point, it’s a wait and see with the child’s name, but let’s hope that Elon Musk and Grimes give their kid at least a shot at a normal life, and give him a proper, respectable name.