Even Elon Musk & Grimes Can't Agree How To Pronounce Their Baby's Name X Æ A-12
Who can pronounce it, really?
This week, Tesla's famous co-founder revealed his baby's name with pop star girlfriend Grimes. And the internet went wild. But did you know that even Elon Musk and Grimes disagree on how to pronounce their baby's name X Æ A-12?
What's in the name?
According to Musk and Grimes, X Æ A-12 somehow translates to mean "Sasha Archangel."
Whaaaat? Hang on. We'll explain.
Grimes had previously explained that the "Æ" is the elven way of spelling AI, an abbreviation for artificial intelligence.
"A-12 = precursor to SR-17 (our favorite aircraft). No weapons, no defenses, just speed. Great in battle, but non-violent," she added.
Musk corrected her shortly after, saying it was really "SR-71."
In an Instagram comment on Thursday, Grimes replied to a fan asking for further clarification on their baby's name.
"It's just X, like the letter X. Then A.I. Like how you said the letter A then I," she wrote.
It seems Musk thinks of the name a bit differently.
In a separate conversation on Thursday, Musk revealed a different pronunciation of X Æ A-12 to Joe Rogan. But he did credit Grimes for coming up with the abbreviations.
"First of all, my partner is the one that, actually, mostly, came up with the name," the Tesla and SpaceX CEO said. "Yeah, she's great at names."
"I mean it's just X, the letter X. And then, the Æ is, like, pronounced 'Ash'... and then, A-12, A-12 is my contribution," said Musk.
Musk is now a father of seven sons, having had six other children from a previous marriage.
Unfortunately for Grimes, the fate of the name X Æ A-12 goes further than a couple's disagreement.
As residents of California, the state doesn't allow the use of any characters outside of the 26-letter English alphabet.
It'll be interesting to see how they figure out pronouncing their son's name. They've got to do it sometime, right?
X Æ A-12 is the couple's first child together. We don't know about you, but we can't wait for the next baby's name.