Elon Musk Shares Rare Photo of Baby X Æ A-XII | 22 Words

Elon Musk took a quick break from sharing homemade memes this weekend with a rare, yet very adorable photo of his 8-month-old son, X Æ A-Xii.

Keep scrolling to take a look for yourself...

Now, Musk and his equally eccentric partner welcomed their first baby into the world in May last year...

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And, ever since, all anyone can really talk about is their rather unusual parenting style.

But their child was never going to be a conventional baby, was he?

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When asked what kind of mother she would be while she was pregnant, Grimes had 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...


And, shortly before the birth, Grimes 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...

Talking on YouTube, Grimes added:

"I don't want to say the gender of the baby… Because I feel like their privacy should be protected. I don't think they can consent to being famous or being in public. And I don't want to gender them in case that's not how they feel in their life. I don't know, I just feel like it doesn't need to be known."

Well, the happy day finally arrived for the couple...

On May 4th, which is ironically Star Wars day, Grimes and Musk welcomed their baby into the world, with Musk sharing this adorable photo on Twitter in response to eager fans.

The little bundle of joy appeared to be in great health...

But, when asked what the baby's name is, Musk replied with, "X Æ A-12 Musk."

People were hoping it was a joke...

But it really wasn't - the baby was actually called "X Æ A-12 Musk."

Twitter trolls had a field day with Musk's new child...

And the memes were quick to flood in.

Eventually, Grimes decided to explain her thoughts behind the name.

"I think it sounds like the name of the main character in the story... I hope he vibes with that. Ok, going back into the pain/beauty reverie for sum time just came on to add my thoughts - peace and love," she wrote on Twitter.

And it looks like she accidentally revealed the baby's gender...

By using the pronoun "he."

But, regardless of how wealthy and powerful Musk is, the couple hit a major legal hurdle.


California law prohibits Indo-Arabic numerals in names.

This meant that the pair couldn't actually name their baby "X Æ A-12"...

And this ultimately forced them to change their son's name.

Grimes took to Instagram to reveal her baby's new name to fans.

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Introducing, Baby X Æ A-XII.

Yep, not really much of a difference (it's still, well, bizarre) - the couple simply substituted in the Roman numerals signifying "12."

And, of course, they were quick to come up with a nickname for their son.

The new mom opened up last year about her and Musk's nickname for their son, and it is surprisingly very cute.

Baby is X Æ A-XII known as something much more conventional at home...

Baby X.

In an interview with Bloomberg about her art, Grimes casually mentioned that she and Musk call their son "Baby X," which is surprisingly conventional next to his full name.

But, as you'd expect, Baby X isn't quite as conventional as his nickname.

Grimes revealed last year what her son enjoys doing in his spare time and, let's just say, it isn't what your typical 8-month-old enjoys.

Speaking about her ambient "AI lullaby" soundscape to the New York Times, she argued that art and entertainment for babies are often "one vibe"...

And pointed out that "infants have more "taste" than we give them credit for."

She believes that babies "have taste."

And therefore decided to create a new sleeping app that uses artificial intelligence to generate pieces of music that fit different moods for infants. "In general, stuff for babies is really just creatively bad. I don't want your first introduction to the world to just be all this aimless crap."

She used her son's own habits as an example.

"They definitely like some things. They don't like other things. They fully have opinions. I've watched Apocalypse Now and stuff with my baby. He's into radical art. Like, he just actually is, and I don't think it's problematic to engage with them on that level."

Each to their own, I suppose.

But, throughout all of these very publicized Baby X revelations, there have been very few glimpses of the radical art-musing baby himself.

The couple very rarely share photos of their son...

For obvious reasons.

But over the weekend, Musk uploaded a highly-anticipated photo of his son...

And people cannot get over how adorable he is.

Here's the photo in question.

Musk can be seen holding Baby X with one hand while he takes a call with the other - is this working dad goals or what?