48-year-old billionaire Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk appears to be losing some of his marbles. Maybe it’s a mid-life thing.
After announcing on Twitter that he was planning on “selling almost all physical possessions” and torpedoing the stock price of Tesla to the tune of $13 BILLION in value, he and his partner, 32-year-old singer Grimes, welcomed into the world their first child together – a baby boy named X Æ A-12.
X Æ A-12 Musk— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 5, 2020
If you know how to pronounce that then you’re ahead of, well, everyone on the internet who has given it a shot since Musk’s son was born.
Combining the best guesses put forth I am going with X Æ A-12 being pronounced Chi Ash Archangel Musk.
In the Greek alphabet, X is the symbol for the letter chi. Æ is pronounced “ash” in the Scandinavian alphabet. And the A-12 is for the Lockheed A-12, a CIA aircraft codenamed Archangel.
Am I right? No freaking clue. Because neither Musk nor Grimes have offered any real clarification.
In fact, the name is so bizarre not even the boy’s mom can properly explain it.
Tuesday night, Grimes did try to give it a shot, however, tweeting…
•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)
One problem, “their” favorite aircraft is actually the SR-71 which Musk was more than happy to take to Twitter to correct her because apparently he has a death wish.
SR-71, but yes— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 6, 2020
Grimes fired back at him, tweeting, “I am recovering from surgery and barely alive so may my typos b forgiven but, damnit. That was meant to be profound.”
I am recovering from surgery and barely alive so may my typos b forgiven but, damnit. That was meant to be profound 🦔— ꧁ ༒ Gℜiꪔ⃕es ༒꧂ 🍓🐉🎀 小仙女 (@Grimezsz) May 6, 2020
“U r a powerful fairy princess,” Musk tweeted back, only using emojis instead of just saying it because he’s hip like that.
U r a powerful 🧚♀️👸— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 6, 2020
Despite Grimes’ explanation of her and Musk’s son’s unusual name, people were still very, very confused.
Thanks this didn’t help at all— honest jabe (@jaynooch) May 6, 2020
"Æ" is in no way similar to "Ai," this is hilariously dumb.— Bill Washington (@echolman) May 6, 2020
[Æ], or the "ash" symbol, represents the near-open front unrounded vowel sound, what many people would call a "flat A" sound. Essentially, it's the <a> sound in the American pronunciation of the word "hat."
It has nothing in common, pronunciation or meaning wise, with the Chinese word "ai" or with the initialism A.I.— Bill Washington (@echolman) May 6, 2020
Leave it to these dipshits to misspell their own kids dumbass fake name.
you realize this is a human child and not an EP right— prosperity gospel fka bird world (@mascdonna) May 6, 2020
I think it sounds like the name of the main character in the story 🪐 I hope he vibes with that.— ꧁ ༒ Gℜiꪔ⃕es ༒꧂ 🍓🐉🎀 小仙女 (@Grimezsz) May 6, 2020
Ok, going back into the pain/ beauty reverie for sum time, just came on to add my thoughts. Peace to all 🤍-🐉🐷🐁
how do we pronounce it???— gibson 🧸 (@aworldaIone) May 6, 2020
the kid is going to feed both of you to his pet shark in like six years max— i bless the rains down in castamere (@Chinchillazllla) May 6, 2020