Geniuses view the world differently than us. So the name of Elon Musk and Grimes’s son has been changed cause they could think that it’s not enough complicated.
We all know that the baby son of Elon Musk and Grimes owned one of the most unique names in the world, “X Æ A-12”. Many questions have been raised but one of the most important ones being whether the name is legal under California law. Unfortunately, the answer is no.
And his genius parents thought that the name wasn’t complicated enough so they have had to change his name to “X Æ A-Xii”. Grimes sprung a surprise on Instagram last Sunday when a fan asked her, “Did you change the baby name because of Californian laws? What is the baby’s new name?” in a comment on a photo unrelated to her baby.
Grimes replied with the new name — “X Æ A-Xii” — but did not elaborate on the details behind the change. Replying to another comment, Grimes seemed happy with the tweak: “Roman numerals. Looks better tbh.”
Musk announced the news of his new son May 5 on Twitter and later shared a picture of him holding the little guy.
When the couple announced the news of their new baby, born May 4, as well as the name of Elon Musk and Grimes’s son “X Æ A-12″, some pointed out that the name on the baby’s official California birth certificate wouldn’t be accepted as valid by the state of California, the location of Musk’s Tesla headquarters.
A California family-law attorney told People magazine that the state doesn’t allow symbols, numbers or Roman numerals on birth certificates. Names must contain characters from the English alphabet. Hyphens are allowed, but the “Æ” might cause the certificate to be rejected and the parents would have to submit it again. However, it appears the “Æ” is sticking around. As for the number 12, Musk and Grimes might get away with “Xii” instead of the Roman numeral “XII”.
It is believed that the new name of their baby son is more in accordance with California laws when the state provides that official names can only be spelled using the 26 letters of the English alphabet, hyphens, and apostrophes. pulling out number twelve in Roman lettering satisfies the condition of not using a number, even though it arguably makes the name even more unusual.
However, the pronunciation is probably the same. Earlier this month, Musk revealed how to pronounce his baby’s name on a podcast show.
“First of all, my partner’s the one that mostly came up with the name,” Musk said of Grimes. “I mean it’s just X, the letter X, um, and the ‘Æ’ is pronounced, ‘Ash,’ and then, A-12 is my contribution.” He went on to say that A-12 stood for “Archangel 12, the precursor to the SR-71, coolest plane ever.”
According to one interpretation, all that boils down to pronouncing it, “Ex Ash A Twelve.” Another suggestion is, “Ex Aye Eye”.
The name was so unique that everyone questioned the real meaning behind it. Not long after, Grimes decided to step in and explained for all: X is the “unknown variable.” Æ is her “elven spelling of AI.” A-12 is the “precursor to SR-17” — later corrected by Musk to SR-71, apparently the couple’s favorite aircraft.