Recently, on May 4th, 2020, singer Claire “Grimes” Boucher, wife of Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, gave birth to a baby boy. Soon after, Elon took to Twitter to confirm the news after his fans’ questions. He confirmed that the baby was born and both the mom and the baby were good. In a series of tweets, Musk replied on Twitter to his fans’ questions about the baby. When one fan asked for the name of the baby, Elon Musk replied with a strange name of his son – X Æ A-12 Musk!
He did not bother to explain how to pronounce it. Even typing that “Æ” into your keyboard is something that nobody knows. But copy-paste works.
He also shared a photo of the baby with a filter that added tattoos on the baby’s face. He joked, saying “Never too young for some ink haha.”
This is the couple’s first child but Musk has five other children from his previous marriage also. Two twins Griffin and Xavier and a triplet of Damian, Saxon and Kai.
After the announcement of the baby’s weird name, many people are wondering how to even pronounce that. On May 7, Musk appeared with a podcast host on The Joe Rogan Experience. When asked how to pronounce the baby’s name, Elon Musk said the name of his son is pronounced as “X Ash A 12.”
Legal Challenges for Musk in Naming Son X Æ A-12
This name may be unique but it seems to be in trouble. It is being said that the name may be against California regulations. The Washington Post reported that Musk may need to rethink the baby’s name. California allows only the 26 English letters of the alphabet to use on birth certificates. Only a few special characters are allowed which include apostrophes, hyphens, and periods. X Æ A-12 contains the symbol Æ which is not allowed as per California regulations. However it is unclear that whether the couple needs to change the name of the baby or they have already used a different name on the legal birth certificate.
It also remains unclear where the family will live. Musk claimed on Twitter that he would “own no house.”