- CEO of SpaceX, Elon Musk and singer girlfriend, Grimes welcomed their newborn son on Monday, May 4
- 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
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Engineer, industrial designer and CEO of SpaceX, Elon Musk and girlfriend, 32-year-old singer Claire Boucher professionally known as Grimes, recently welcomed a newborn son on Monday, May 4, 2020.
Following the news of their son's birth, social media went agog with mixed reactions over the report on what moniker the couple chose for their son; X Æ A-12.
In a recent tweet, Grimes broke down the meaning of the unique name. She tweeted: "•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)
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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:
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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.
Recall just a while ago, Musk, said he is selling off most of his physical possessions, adding that he does want to own any home. He made this known on Friday, May 1, in a tweet. When one of his followers asked why he is doing so, he replied with the word “freedom”.
It should be noted that Forbes estimated the billionaire to have a net worth of $38 billion (N14,815,820,000,000). In a later tweet according to Forbes, the billionaire said: “Just one stipulation on sale: I own Gene Wilder’s old house. It cannot be torn down or lose any its soul.”
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