X Æ A-12: Elon Musk and Grimes explain meaning behind baby's name
Singer Grimes has revealed the meaning behind the unique name of her newborn baby with Tesla and SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk.
Musk announced the birth of their baby in a post on Twitter Tuesday, telling a fan that they had chosen to call them X Æ A-12 Musk.
Memes around the choice of moniker came thick and fast with many members of the online community wondering how it was pronounced.
Grimes has since broken down each character of their baby's name in a Twitter post.
The Canadian musician -- real name Claire Elise Boucher -- explained "X" stands for "the unknown variable."
Meanwhile, "Æ" is the Elven spelling of AI, which is shorthand for artificial intelligence and translates to "love" in several languages, such as Japanese.
The 32-year-old star then shared that a part of her baby's name is a reference to the couple's favourite aircraft.
"A-12 = precursor to SR-17 (our favorite aircraft). No weapons, no defenses, just speed. Great in battle, but non-violent," she added.
Grimes concluded the message by revealing that the "A" in the name also represents "Archangel," which she described as her favourite song.
While she was kind enough to decipher the name, she did not inform fans how to actually pronounce it.
X Æ A-12 is the couple's first child together. Musk, 48, has five other children -- twins Griffin and Xavier and triplets Damian, Saxon, and Kai -- from a previous marriage.
Grimes confirmed her pregnancy in January when she posted on Instagram describing the difficulties of being pregnant while working.
"I feel like I was woefully ill prepared [because] I [don't know] if pregnancy is as visible or discussed as it should be," she wrote.
"I just didn't [really] understand what I was getting into. It's been good too, but it makes working a lot harder. Good at writing and having lots of wild ideas [though], but anything physical is hard. I'm also way more emo and less capable of bravery in the face of haters online and stuff haha."
•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)
Charles Bari, a general manager at Spinelli in Lachine.
Marie-Ève Saucier is a mom with two kids at home.
Some people in the 55 to 64 age group feel like they’ve been left out of the COVID-19 conversation. Cathy is in this age group and feels like she’s been left out.