Grimes Explains The Meaning Of Her And Elon Musk’s Baby Name, 'X Æ A-12'

The Tesla CEO and Canadian singer announced the arrival of their baby this week.

Grimes appears to have confirmed she’s named her baby X Æ A-12, by explaining the meaning behind it.

The Canadian singer and her partner Elon Musk recently welcomed their first child together, sharing the news on Twitter.

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Elon Musk and Grimes attend the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Huffington Post)
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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Elon Musk and Grimes attend the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Huffington Post)

Musk shared a photo of him holding his son, plus a tweet saying: “Mom & baby all good”, then later replied to a question and said their baby’s name was X Æ A-12.

Many thought he was joking, but Grimes has continued to feed our fascination, writing on Twitter:

“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)”

Even with the explanation, fans are still confused – not only about the unique name, but also how to pronounce it.

The couple have been together for two years, after going public with their relationship in 2018.