Early this month, Grimes and Elon Musk welcomed their first child together, a baby boy named “X Æ A-12 Musk.” While the remainder of the planet grappled with the way to pronounce the baby’s name, the state of California, where he was born, apparently acknowledged that the name wouldn’t suit state law.
“A name like ‘X Æ A-12‘ wouldn’t be allowed,” Matt Conens, from the Office of Public Affairs of the California Department of Public Health, wrote in an email to USA TODAY. “Vital records must be completed with the 26 alphabetical characters of English language and appropriate punctuation like hyphens, apostrophes, periods, and commas.”
When commenters on Grimes’s Instagram asked about the new spelling, the singer confirmed that they had changed the name from “X Æ A-12” to “X Æ A-Xii.”
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Upon her son’s birth, Grimes tweeted the meaning behind his name and broke it down letter by letter. albeit many of us commented that they still didn’t understand one thing Grimes said after her explanation, a minimum of she offered us one?
•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
When Followers in Instagram of Grime asked that what they call the baby, She replied “He has many names.”