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Elon Musk Shows Off New Baby X Æ A-12, Find Out The Name’s Potential Meaning

By Jeff Mazzeo

Grimes and Elon Musk welcomed they new beautiful boy into the world on Monday but fans can’t figure out how to pronounce the little one’s name.

Musk proudly shared the first picture of the newborn on Monday night. He cradled the little tyke in his arms as he wore a chic "Occupy Mars" T-shirt. He previously tweeted, “Mom & baby all good.”

Later that night, he answered a curious fan’s question about the child’s name.

“X Æ A-12,” Elon proudly tweeted.

What’s In A Name?


Of course, you wouldn’t expect the son of a musical genius and an eccentric billionaire to be named Steve. It is not clear if Elon was joking when he tweeted out the name or if he was being his normally cryptic self when he put X Æ A-12 into the Twitterverse. While the name is very nontraditional, fans tried to break down the names meaning.

Since the name was first revealed on Twitter, it is only appropriate to speculate about the name's meaning on the social media platform. One user suggested the name means, "X Ash Archangel" and explained the thought process of the guess.

The leading name theory suggests that he used the Scandinavian alphabet when he used Æ. We are not linguistics experts but apparently Æ means “ash”. A-12 is believed to be a nod to the Lockheed A-12, which is a spy plane used by the CIA and is code-named, "Archangel."

How It All Started


Grimes broke the news that she was expecting with a very graphic picture that featured her as a naked pregnant warrior back in January. Her hair was styled in long braids that brushed against her topless form. The artistic shot shows a shadow that resembled a baby growing inside her womb.

"being knocked up is a very feral & war-like state of being," she wrote at the time.

Elon and she began dating in 2018 and they took their relationship public by walking the red carpet at the Meta Gala that year. Interesting timing considering she gave birth on the same day this year's gala was originally scheduled to go down.

'2 Skinny' Before Pregnancy


Days before giving birth, Grimes shared a throwback to when she was only a few months into her pregnancy and confessed that she thought she was not in the best shape back then.

"It’s weird I thought I looked soooo pregnant when @ryder_ripps took these photos like 7 ish months ago but in retrospect I look tiny lol. Everything is relative I guess," Grimes wrote in the caption of her post.

Tough Pregnancy


In February, Grimes revealed that she really struggled with the third trimester of her pregnancy. She reached out to fans to get a little advice and support at the time.

"Wow I’m starting to feel bad haha... how do y’all cope with working and having a baby??" she confessed on social media.

"I feel like I was woefully ill prepared cuz I dunno if pregnancy is as visible or discussed as it should be. I just didn’t rly understand what I was getting into," Grimes said.

She often thanked fans for the outpouring of support and advice she got from other mothers.

We are expecting big ideas and beautiful music from the little guy! No pressure!

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