Elon Musk and his wife Grimes on the 4th of May announce the name of their baby. It’s something of a surprise for many of the fans.
Although every parent wants to name their children in a unique way. The couple went beyond all the norms and named their son as X Æ A-12. In a tweet, they have described the meaning of the name as.
•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) May 6, 2020
The explanation is really cool and certainly makes sense for some people but for many fans, this caused more confusion.
People are also concerned about the pronunciation of the name. Anyway, per Dictionary.com, Æ translates to “ash,” but the symbol is actually pronounced like the A in “cat” or “bad.” However, Grimes insists it’s “ai.” The X in the name could get its typical pronunciation or be translated to “variable.” The A-12 translates to “Archangel.”