Elon Musk Forgets Baby X Æ A-12’s Name During Interview | 22 Words

Elon Musk recently forgot baby X Æ A-12's name in a brilliantly awkward interview.

Now the name doesn't seem like such a good idea, does it?

Who could forget the moment when Elon Musk and Grimes welcomed their baby into the world back in May?

Their unusual choice of a name got the entire world talking... but clearly not enough for Elon himself to remember it going by a recent interview!

Now, as most of you will know, Elon Musk isn't your most conventional guy...

And, being the founder, CEO, and Chief Engineering Designer of SpaceX and Tesla, he has an awful lot going for him.

He is certainly a man who knows what he's doing.

He 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...

Meaning that it will certainly take a lot to drag this man down.

Now, putting aside his professional life...

It's time to talk about his personal life.

Since 2018, Elon has been in a relationship with Canadian musician, Grimes.

Grimes, 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...

And on Grimes' Instagram page, which is certainly a rollercoaster experience when scrolling through it, there is no sign at all of the billionaire.

But, after a series of unusual Instagram posts back in January...

Rumors began to circulate around Grimes being pregnant with Elon's child.

Eventually, the news that everyone was waiting for came shortly after.

She revealed to the media that she was, indeed, 7-months pregnant with Elon's child.

When she was asked about what kind of mother she will be...

Grimes 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 the couple had more ideas for their child...

Because 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."

But, regardless, fans couldn't wait to see this baby.

And this Twitter user was completely right because Elon's photo shortly after the birth completely broke the internet...

Finally, the happy day arrived for the couple.

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

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

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

We were hoping it was going to be a joke...

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

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

And the cruel memes just didn't seem to be stopping.

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 back.

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

By using the pronoun "he."

But, regardless of how wealthy and powerful Elon 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.

Introducing, 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."

And, now that name is now even more impossible to pronounce...

The couple have come up with a quirky little nickname for their baby.

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

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

But regardless of this shortened version...

It seems that even Elon himself is struggling with the bizarre name!

The billionaire recently visited Giga Berlin, a manufacturing plant for Tesla that is currently under construction in Germany...

And when he took part in a short interview on the site, he was asked about how little X Æ A-12 was doing.

When the reporter asked him, Elon looked confused and asked, "What"?

He then asked them to repeat the question before laughing and responding, "Oh, you mean my kid!"

"That sounds like a password," he then said.

"Yeah, he's great! I think next time I am going to bring him, maybe come back in a few months and bring him along."

You can watch the brilliantly awkward interaction here:

For more on Elon and his unique life, keep on scrolling to read about the time he claimed the Egyptian pyramids were built by aliens...