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Elon Musk & Grimes Are Using Their Son’s Name as a Selfish Art Experiment

Last Updated January 8, 2021 4:26 AM
Aaron Weaver
Last Updated January 8, 2021 4:26 AM
  • After California denied Elon Musk and Grimes’ attempt to name their baby Æ A-12, they changed some things.
  • The baby’s new name is now X Æ A-Xii.
  • This couple isn’t thinking about their son’s well-being as they treat with his identity like an art experiment.

Elon Musk and his girlfriend Grimes are really pushing the envelope with their new baby. After trying to name their son Æ A-12, the State of California denied them.

Back to the drawing board.

The new candidate? It’s X Æ A-Xii.

You’ll still need a Ph.D. to understand it. And unfortunately for X Æ A-Xii, he will still get bullied relentlessly. But hey, his parents are having fun.

The baby’s name – revealed on Instagram. | Source: Instagram 

Grimes Explains the Name Change

In a series of Instagram comments, the Canadian singer broke down the logic of the new name.

Roman numerals. Looks better tbh.


One dash is allowed.

She had explained the previous name as follows:

X, the unknown variable, Æ, my elven spelling of Ai (love &/or Artificial intelligence), and A-12 = precursor to SR-17 (our favorite aircraft). No weapons, no defenses, just speed. Great in battle, but non-violent.

It’s just so avant-garde Grimes. You and Elon Musk are just incredibly interesting.

But it seems as though the main issue with that first iteration was the numbers. One public health official told USA Today: 

A name like ‘X Æ A-12’ would not be allowed. Vital records must be completed with the 26 alphabetical characters of the English language and appropriate punctuation such as hyphens, apostrophes, periods, and commas.

But the main issue with this name was never the numbers. It’s the fact that this child is going to bullied until the cows come home. And when the cows do come home, and X Æ A-Xii finds out that they have regular names, he’ll be further devastated.

Elon Musk Should Know Better

Imagine Elon Musk introducing someone to his children.

“Hello, this is Griffin, Xavier, Kai, Saxon, Damian, and… X Æ A-Xii.”

This child will be singled out his entire life, just so his parents could be on the ‘cutting-edge’ of baby naming. His other children have unique, yet recognizable, names, why couldn’t he continue that trend?

Elon Musk should know better. He was a very lonely child. In 2017, he told Rolling Stone: 

When I was a child, there’s one thing I said. I never want to be alone.

Well, guess who’s probably going to be picked last in all of his classes, Elon?  His name starts with “X,” and no, I’m not talking about Xavier. He’ll be fine. It’s the child who’s name is a riddle that means twelve different things. You know, the one you’re using to gain more global attention.

Elon Musk has become a shock artist. Whether he’s calling people’ pedo guy,’ or selling all of his houses, or downplaying the deadly disease that’s been going around, he’s developed a taste for saying outlandish things.

He told Bloomberg that some of his tweets were “extremely dumb”  and “it’s not like I stand by all the tweets I’ve ever done.”

Sadly, he hasn’t learned from his mistakes. His son’s name will probably just be another idea he regrets.

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