The an enig of just how to pronounce baby X Æ A-12 Musk’s surname has finally been solved. Well, not quite.

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Appearing on Thursday’s podcast illustration of “The Joe Rogan Experience,” new father Elon Musk damaged down the perplexing surname of his baby boy through Grimes, letter by 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 just ‘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 to the SR-71 — coolest airplane ever.”

Sounds simple enough, right? Wrong. On Wednesday, Grimes available a different interpretation:


“It’s simply X, like the letter X,” the Canadian musician replied to a curious commenter on Instagram, echoing her technology mogul boyfriend’s explanation in ~ first. “Then A.I. Like how you said the letter A climate I.”

The discrepancy can have miscellaneous to execute with the fact that Grimes think the center "Æ" symbol has a double meaning: “love &/or artificial intelligence,” according to she tweet explaining exactly how the name pertained to be.

Either way, we’re still confused.


When in doubt, the probably best to go with Grimes’ pronunciation, because the Musk admitted she is “the one who actually greatly came up with the name.”

“She’s good at names,” the added.

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


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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk unveiled ~ above Twitter the an initial photos and very out-there name of his newborn boy with Canadian singer and producer Grimes.


The speculative pop artist and also SpaceX founder, who made their relationship 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 hardly died down due to the fact that Musk unveiled the baffling surname and first photos the the infant on Twitter soon after Grimes provided birth.

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

“I think it’s much better being older and having a kid,” Musk claimed Thursday on Rogan’s podcast. “I evaluate it more. Babies room awesome.”