The secret of just how to pronounce infant X Æ A-12 Musk’s surname has ultimately been solved. Well, no quite.

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Appearing ~ above Thursday’s podcast episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience,” new father Elon Musk broke down the perplexing name of his infant boy v Grimes, letter through letter, number by number and also symbol by symbol.


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4:06 p.m. Might 8, 2020The couple’s infant was born Monday, no Tuesday as formerly stated.


“I mean, it’s simply ‘X’ — the letter X — and then the A-E is, like, pronounced ‘ash,’” the Tesla chief executive, management told Rogan, that couldn’t assist but laugh. “And climate ‘A-12" is my donation ... Archangel 12, the precursor come the SR-71 — coolest aircraft ever.”

Sounds basic enough, right? Wrong. Top top Wednesday, Grimes readily available a different interpretation:


“It’s just X, favor the letter X,” the Canadian musician responded to a curious commenter top top Instagram, echoing her technology mogul boyfriend’s explanation in ~ first. “Then A.I. Like just how you stated the letter A then I.”

The discrepancy can have miscellaneous to carry out with the truth that Grimes think the middle "Æ" symbol has actually a twin meaning: “love &/or fabricated intelligence,” according to she tweet explaining just how the name concerned be.

Either way, we’re tho confused.


When in doubt, it’s probably finest to go with Grimes’ pronunciation, since the Musk admitted she is “the one who actually largely came up with the name.”

“She’s an excellent at names,” that added.

For now, we’ll just stick with “X,” because that short.


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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk unveiled top top Twitter the first photos and an extremely out-there surname of his newborn child with Canadian singer and also producer Grimes.


The speculative pop artist and SpaceX founder, that made their connection red-carpet main at the 2018 Met Gala, invited X Æ A-12 on Monday. And also the society media buzz bordering their offspring has actually hardly passed away down since Musk unveiled the baffling surname and very first photos that the infant on Twitter quickly after Grimes offered birth.

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X Æ A-12 is Musk’s seventh son and an initial with Grimes (and her first child).

“I think it’s better being older and having a kid,” Musk said Thursday top top Rogan’s podcast. “I appreciate it more. Babies are awesome.”