Elon Musk and his partner, Grimes, whipped up a social media frenzy last month when they announced the rather unconventional name for their first child - X Æ A-Xii.
But now, they have revealed the nickname they have given their child... And, of course, it is just as strange as his christened name.
Monday, May 4th, Elon Musk and Grimes welcomed their first baby into the world.
via: Getty ImagesAnd, ever since, all anyone can talk about is their rather unusual choice of name.
Now, as most of you will know, Elon Musk isn't your most conventional guy.
via: Getty ImagesAnd, being the founder, CEO, and Chief Engineering Designer of SpaceX and Tesla, he has an awful lot going for him.
Musk is certainly a man who knows what he's doing.
via: Getty ImagesHe is a seriously smart guy and quickly putting aside the Tesla Cybertruck disaster last year, his success is undeniable.
He has continuously bounced back from all of his professional disasters...
via: Getty ImagesMeaning that it will certainly take a lot to drag this man down.
Now, putting aside his professional life...
via: Getty ImagesIt's time to talk about his personal life.
Since 2018, Musk has been in a relationship with Canadian musician, Grimes.
via: Getty ImagesGrimes, whose real name is Claire Boucher, went public with the billionaire at the Met Gala in 2018.
The pair have kept their relationship very private...
But, after a series of unusual Instagram posts back in January...
Eventually, the news that everyone was waiting for came shortly after.the media that she was, indeed, 7-months pregnant with Musk's child.
When she was asked about what kind of mother she will be...
via: Getty ImagesGrimes said "music and raving" would play a big part in it. "The baby has already been exposed to a lot of techno in the womb," she said.
It was apparent that Grimes and Musk had more ideas for their child...
via: Getty ImagesGrimes announced that they planned on raising their child as gender-neutral.
More specifically...When asked, "Will you have a boy or a girl?", Grimes replied, "They may decide their fate and identity."
She then went into more detail...
But, regardless, fans couldn't wait to see this baby.
@elonmusk @TeslaGong @PPathole @priscillabanana A pic of you holding the baby would break the internet ... please share one 🤞— Viv 🐉 (@Viv 🐉)1588658609.0
Finally, the happy day arrived for the couple.
@flcnhvy @TeslaGong @PPathole @priscillabanana https://t.co/lm30U60OtO— Elon Musk (@Elon Musk)1588660456.0
Musk even decided to play around with his followers a little.
@TeslaGong @PPathole @priscillabanana https://t.co/chk0Scuixp— Elon Musk (@Elon Musk)1588658383.0
The little bundle of joy appears to be in great health...
@priscillabanana X Æ A-12 Musk— Elon Musk (@Elon Musk)1588648459.0
We were hoping it was going to be a joke...
Teacher: we've a new student in the classroom. X Æ A-12 introducing himself to the classroom: https://t.co/JpekRcxsME— Shan (@Shan)1588689635.0
Many thought there was more than meets the eye when it comes to the name...Why? Because fans were convinced the name is code adding up the baby's actual name.
One fan did a little digging...And found that the name could be code for something else.
"Æ" is an e-ligature named "Ash."
@elonmusk @PPathole @priscillabanana X Ash Archangel? https://t.co/cRhNptBiU7— Viv 🐉 (@Viv 🐉)1588655444.0
Sure, it's just a tweet from a fan...
@flcnhvy @elonmusk @PPathole @priscillabanana i lowkey love this name— ⎊canyon moon🌙 (@⎊canyon moon🌙)1588695122.0
Elon Musk liked the tweet!
via: Getty ImagesAnd obviously, that started fuelling the conspiracy theory that "X Æ A-12" is simply a code for the baby's real name - X Ash Archangel.
And Grimes herself tweeted this...
•X, the unknown variable ⚔️ •Æ, my elven spelling of Ai (love &/or Artificial intelligence) •A-12 = precursor to SR… https://t.co/Vn38xXLLiA— 𝑪𝒍𝒂𝒊𝒓𝒆 𝒅𝒆 𝑳𝒖𝒏𝒆࿎ (@𝑪𝒍𝒂𝒊𝒓𝒆 𝒅𝒆 𝑳𝒖𝒏𝒆࿎)1588726461.0
grimes to her baby: can you say mama? say mama! X Æ A-12 Musk: https://t.co/zzmPvIbVlf— yves' saint laurent (@yves' saint laurent)1588663923.0
Twitter trolls have been having a field day with Musk's new child...And the cruel memes just don't seem to be stopping.
And when a confused fan tweeted this...
@Grimezsz @MlSSANDREAG you realize this is a human child and not an EP right— prosperity gospel fka bird world (@prosperity gospel fka bird world)1588726674.0
Grimes decided to explain her thoughts behind the name...
@mascdonna @MlSSANDREAG I think it sounds like the name of the main character in the story 🪐 I hope he vibes with t… https://t.co/yH4oH4q9PY— 𝑪𝒍𝒂𝒊𝒓𝒆 𝒅𝒆 𝑳𝒖𝒏𝒆࿎ (@𝑪𝒍𝒂𝒊𝒓𝒆 𝒅𝒆 𝑳𝒖𝒏𝒆࿎)1588756642.0
And it looks like she accidentally revealed the baby's gender...
@Grimezsz @mascdonna @MlSSANDREAG "He" what happened to raising the kid gender neutrally— Niall 💛💜🖤 (@Niall 💛💜🖤)1588757232.0
But, regardless of how wealthy and powerful Musk is, the couple hit a major legal hurdle.
This meant that the pair couldn't actually name their baby "X Æ A-12."
via: InstagramAnd this ultimately forced them to change their son's name.
Grimes took to Instagram to reveal her baby's new name to fans.
via: InstagramIntroducing, Baby X Æ A-Xii. Yep, not really much of a difference (aka it's still, well, bizarre) - the couple simply substituted in the Roman numerals signifying "12."