We’ll always remember the day X Æ A-12 came into our lives.
Tesla’s Elon Musk announced the name Tuesday as the one he and girlfriend Grimes (real name: Claire Boucher) had chosen for their newborn son. It was one of several messages Musk shared about his familyand given in response to a direct question on the subject.
Users on a Reddit thread and elsewhere surmised that X is related to Musk’s brand or even the Bible. They guessed the new baby will be called Ash, because that’s the name of the symbol Æ in Old English. Grimes actually had a song titled “4ÆM” on her 2020 Miss Anthropocene album, and someone suggested the track was a dedication, “for Ash Musk.”
Others theorized that the A-12 part of the moniker could be a stand in for Archangel, the CIA’s internal codename for the A-12 aircraft. Musk liked someone’s guess that Archangel was involved.
If, in fact, X Æ A-12 is actually the little guy’s name, it’s taking unusual celebrity baby monikers to a whole other level. Uniquely named celebrity children such as Jason Lee’s son Pilot Inspektor, Beyoncé and Jay Z’s daughter Blue Ivy, and Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden’s baby girl Raddix have got nothing on baby Musk.
The tot is the tech entrepreneur and Grimes’s first together, after the two got together in early 2018. Musk has five teenage sons — Xavier; Griffin; Damian; Saxon; and Kai — from his marriage to author Justine Wilson.