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Elon Musk called the newborn son X Æ A-12: what does it mean and how does it sound


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Canadian singer Grimes and head of SpaceX and Tesla Ilona Mask a son was born. Musk tweeted this and posted some photos with the boy. On one of them, he painted on his son tattoos on his face - like many modern rappers, writes "Jellyfish".

And on the other, Musk himself is shown in the Occupy Mars T-shirt.

The child was named X Æ A-12. That is, his name and surname are X Æ A-12 Musk.

The other children of the mask are Damian, Griffin, Xavier, Saxon and Kai. His first son, Nevada Alexander Mask, died at the age of 10 weeks from a sudden infant death syndrome. Grimes is the first child.

X Æ A-12 - what is this name?

At first, everyone decided that Musk was just joking on Twitter. But soon followed by confirmation from Grimes herself. Yes, the head of Tesla did not lie - their son is really called X Æ A-12, and this is not just a random set of letters. Each of them has its own meaning. Grimes tweeted about this. Here's how the name of their son is deciphered:

  • X is an unknown variable
  • Æ - according to Grimes, so in Elvish AI is written, that is, artificial intelligence (artificial intelligence). The singer claims that Æ in Elven can also mean “love”.
  • A-12 - in honor of the American reconnaissance aircraft Lockheed A-12, the predecessor of the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird (the favorite plane of Grimes and Mask). A-12 is also called the "Archangel." Grimes wrote SR-71 instead of SR-17, but Musk corrected it. The couple explains their love for SR-71 as follows: no weapons are installed on the scout, there is no protection either, the emphasis is on speed. Useful in battle, but does no harm.
  • Grimes gave two additional explanations: “A” in X Æ A-12 can also be seen as a reference to her favorite song “Archangel”. And “X” - to the symbol of 2020 according to the Chinese horoscope, a white metal rat.

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The singer hopes that her son will like this name. Grimes thinks that the main character of some story could be called that way.

How is this even pronounced?

We do not know! Honestly, interesting for ourselves.

Reddit users have a hunch. The ligature Æ is called ash, that is, “ash.” A-12 is the Archangel, which Grimes wrote about. Probably the name of her son is read as X Ash Archangel Musk. Here is another version: if you add “X”, “Ash” and “A” from A-12, you get “Sasha”. Or "Sasha the Archangel." But it is not exactly.

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A joke on the child will not?

Yes, they have already begun. X Æ A-12 seems to all be either a robot, or an alien, or an otherworldly entity. In general, something inhuman. Therefore, hundreds of memes on this topic appeared in social networks.

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