Elon Musk's partner Grimes explains meaning behind son's name X AE A-12; Twitter turns it into a pronunciation game
Elon Musk tweeted photos of the baby, one with a tattoo filter covering part of his face, and replied to one fan that the baby's name is X Æ A-12
Canadian singer Grimes shed some light on the name of her newborn son with multi-billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk-- X AE A-12.
The 32-year-old singer took to Twitter and explained the meaning of the baby's name.
Apparently, the 'X' stands for "the unknown variable," 'AE' is the musician's 'elven spelling of Ai (love &/or artificial intelligence),' 'A-12' is, as gathered, a reference to the Lockheed A-12, or, in Grimes' words, the 'precursor to [the] SR-17 (our favourite aircraft). No weapons, no defences, just speed. Great in battle, but non-violent."
Check out her tweet here
•X, the unknown variable ⚔️
•Æ, my elven spelling of Ai (love &/or Artificial intelligence)
•A-12 = precursor to SR-17 (our favorite aircraft). No weapons, no defenses, just speed. Great in battle, but non-violent
(A=Archangel, my favorite song)
(⚔️ metal rat)
— ꧁ ༒ Gℜiꪔ⃕es ༒꧂ 小仙女 (@Grimezsz) <ahref="https://twitter.com/Grimezsz/status/1257836061520101377?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 6, 2020
The 'Genesis' singer added, "A=Archangel, my favourite song," before wrapping things up with the words "metal rat."
Either way, people had plenty to say about "X Æ A-12," starting with their takes on how to pronounce it.
Omg I figured out how to pronounce X Æ A-12 pic.twitter.com/ppfE0x8Nfh
— Ben Yahr (@benyahr) May 5, 2020
X Æ A -12 sounds like the randomly generated wifi password they give you when you buy a router
— ellie schnitt (@holy_schnitt) May 5, 2020
grimes calling X Æ A-12 to clean his room
— Tin #⃝ (@flawlessmorpher) May 5, 2020
Grimes: “the baby’s crying go feed him”
Elon: “I can’t hear anything are you sure?”
X Æ A-12:pic.twitter.com/6Z7dFpp2me
— damo (@mfdamo) May 5, 2020
the sound X Æ A-12 makes to let mommy kno it’s hungry pic.twitter.com/NbxQinLNC3
— helen (@helen) May 5, 2020
On Tuesday night, Musk also chimed in during family Twitter time as he updated his fans that the baby was "happy, healthy & cute as a button" in the replies of a tweet about EPA testing for the Tesla Model S from Monday night -- the same one in which he announced the child's birth.
According to Page Six, X AE A-12 is Grimes' first child. Musk has five sons from his previous marriage to author Justine Wilson, including twins Xavier and Griffin, and triplets Damian, Saxon and Kai.
(With inputs from ANI)
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