Elon Musk and Grimes have apparently made a slight change to their newborn son’s unconventional name. Earlier this month, the Tesla CEO and the singer left their fans perplexed when they revealed that they named their newborn son X Æ A-12. The baby will now be known as X AE A-Xii. The tweak in the name essentially turns the number 12 into its Roman numeral equivalent, XII.
In an Instagram post on Sunday, Grimes was asked by a fan if she had changed her son’s name, given that the name reportedly won’t be accepted by the state of California. Grimes confirmed by replying “X Æ A-Xii,” although she did not give clarification on the reason for the name change.
Grimes previously gave fans some insight into what their son’s unique name meant, explaining on Twitter that X represents “the unknown variable” and “Æ, my elven spelling of Ai (love &/or Artificial intelligence).”
She went on to share that part of the name is a nod to the CIA’s Lockheed A-12 reconnaissance plane, which has “no weapons, no defenses, just speed. Great in battle, but non-violent.” The “A” in the name also represents “Archangel” — which she said is her “favorite song” — while the number “12” stood for the Chinese zodiac sign of the rat.
Musk already has five children — Griffin and Xavier, and triplets Damian, Saxon and Kai — as well as a son, Nevada, who died as an infant.
By: Dammy Eneli