Elon Musk, Grimes, and Little X

You’re walking down the block. You’re a very social person. You’re friends with Jeremy, Jane, Layla, Kenna, and John. You turn into a coffee shop. You’re interviewing somebody and you finally see them. “Hello, I’m X Æ A-Xii .”

The name X Æ A-Xii  has drawn an insane amount of publicity and attention.  In the past couple of years, celebrities have been getting more creative with naming their children, like Gynweth Paltrow, who named her daughter Apple, and Kim Kardashian and Kanye West naming their children North, Saint, Psalm, and Chicago.  Kids these days have some wildly original sounding names, but so far the name X Æ A-Xii  has really caught the attention of the public.  According to Musk, the name is pronounced X Ash A Twelve. 

This name has caused a lot of confusion with questions like: Why they would pick such a unique name,  the significance is of the lettering?  And just an overall wondering of why?  In the future we can only imagine the kind of explaining X Æ A-Xii  is going to have to do when asked his name?

Grimes tweeted, “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,” she continued, adding a rat and sword emojis.  Musk then corrected her, saying she meant SR-71.”  If you are even more confused, you aren’t alone.  Many comments across social media show that this is a pretty popular opinion.

Grimes also said that she calls her newborn, Little X.  Something that a lot of people have found interesting is that this is not even the first name that the couple picked out.  They had originally named their baby X Æ A-12,  but due to the laws in the State of California,  where they currently reside, names can only use the 26 alphabetical characters of the English language, according to the state constitution.

Khalisa Mohammed

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