Elon Musk and his partner, Grimes, have welcomed their first child together, and it's safe to say the baby's name has taken all the attention.
Unless you've been under a rock, you'll know that the couple has given the baby an unusual name, shall we say.
Grimes took to Twitter to explain her choice. But then Elon chimed in to correct her - and it hasn't gone down well with Twitter ...
Tesla founder Elon Musk and his partner, Grimes, have just welcomed their first child.
via: Getty ImagesMusk has since posted a series of tweets, and now it seems he's fuelled a major conspiracy theory about the baby's name.
Elon Musk is a very wealthy man.
via: Getty ImagesBeing the founder, CEO, and Chief Engineering Designer of SpaceX and Tesla, he has an awful lot going for him.
But he had a little bit of an accident last year...
via: Getty ImagesWhen unveiling Tesla's latest Cyber truck design in November 2019, Musk got, for lack of a better word, a bit cocky.
He claimed that the automobile was unbreakable.
via: Getty ImagesSo confident in the shatterproof design, he asked Tesla design chief Franz von Holshausen to throw a ball at the Cybertrucks window.
Maybe he threw it a little hard...
"It worked in rehearsals..."
Franz throws steel ball at Cybertruck window right before launch. Guess we have some improvements to make before pr… https://t.co/CKb9LTjydR— Elon Musk (@Elon Musk)1574482077.0
Inevitably the incident led to people mocking the living hell out of Tesla.
@tailosivetech @elonmusk Put Tesla glass on the next iPhone— Amber 💕🧡 (@Amber 💕🧡)1574482508.0
The general design of the Tesla Cybertruck raised some eyebrows anyway...
People were mocking Elon directly.
Not that Musk seems to care...
Musk is certainly a man who knows what he's doing.
via: Getty ImagesHe is a seriously smart guy, and even if we don't like the current Cyber truck design, we bet they're the start of a new era in automobile design.
He seemed to immediately bounce back from the Cybertruck disaster...
via: Getty ImagesMeaning that it will certainly take a lot to drag this man down.
And 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...
And 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...
This will be Grimes' first baby.
Fans couldn't wait to see the baby.
@elonmusk @TeslaGong @PPathole @priscillabanana A pic of you holding the baby would break the internet ... please share one 🤞— Viv 🐉 (@Viv 🐉)1588658609.0
People weren't holding back questioning Musk...
@elonmusk @flcnhvy @TeslaGong @PPathole @priscillabanana Do you predict your baby will visit Mars in his life time?— Luke Cutforth (@Luke Cutforth)1588671340.0
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
And it is pronounced:
@engineers_feed AR10 A12 https://t.co/zYWVmMIpy7— Prince Hassan (@Prince Hassan)1588692193.0
But it seems there could be more than meets the eye when it comes to the name...Why? Because now fans are 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
via: Getty ImagesElon Musk liked the tweet - fuelling the conspiracy theory that "X Æ A-12" is simply code for the baby's real name - X Ash Archangel.
But Twitter is filled with theories on the name.
X Æ A-12 is actually pronounced “Kyle”— H҉E҉A҉R҉T҉ ҉A҉T҉T҉A҉C҉K҉ ҉M҉A҉N҉ 🥕💉 (@H҉E҉A҉R҉T҉ ҉A҉T҉T҉A҉C҉K҉ ҉M҉A҉N҉ 🥕💉)1588736754.0
To the more probable.
@elonmusk @priscillabanana pronounced X̶̯̩̗̜̳̭͇͔͈̦͍̻̟̰͚̯̜̠̦̃͛̉̋̀̔̓͑̂̆̀̎̂̚̕ͅ ̶̞̱͚̹̩̙̙͕͎̰̬͖̒͗̇̽̅̃͗̇̍̏͐̈͌̐̈́̒̂͑̒͜͠͝… https://t.co/r8Mu1jrlso— kerplunk (@kerplunk)1588649171.0
Is this baby a human?
Grimes: Son! It’s time to wake up X Æ A-12: https://t.co/Dvo1nNLm4A— Juan Delgado Jr (@Juan Delgado Jr)1588735287.0
But maybe the name has extra benefits.Hey, it's worth a shot!
An innovative method of childcare.We wouldn't put it past these two.
Would you turn your back on this baby?
X Æ A-12 when grimes and elon exit the room https://t.co/RDKbN8PqCE— jen❄ (@jen❄)1588739540.0
Or is his name an incantation?
read X Æ A-12 backwards and all the lights in my house went out— GØHAN (@GØHAN)1588739130.0
This is gonna be one weird kid.
Grimes blogging about X Æ A-12 https://t.co/RvhHyXe59o— bæ J (@bæ J)1588732292.0
Some had this theory.
@flcnhvy @elonmusk @PPathole @priscillabanana X = 10 in Roman numerals, 10 is an angel number representing god and… https://t.co/Y1EzKX8qcr— Tierney Mannion (@Tierney Mannion)1588674190.0
Was this how to name came to be?
This how Elon Musk deciding the name of their new born baby #XAEA12 https://t.co/hpgyJPYdyO— rozgar_CA (@rozgar_CA)1588745448.0
Or how about this?The story kind of checks out!
Or has Elon flipped the script?Did anyone check?
Remember when he was on Joe Rogan?This kind of explains a lot.
Them: Please fill in a Captcha to prove you're not a robot X Æ A 12: #XAEA12 https://t.co/RzUlNbvq6s— Joe 🅱️ (@Joe 🅱️)1588767516.0
A look to the future.Story checks out!
Another member of the musk family?
Elon musk and grimes be like "X Æ A-12 go play with your dog" https://t.co/U5c30q3fd1— rufs is unbreakable (@rufs is unbreakable)1588769784.0
And as for those who don't like the name?
what if, instead of X Æ A-12 we all just collectively decided to name him something normal like Matt? realistically… https://t.co/OIUnOClcRg— emo bimbo (@emo bimbo)1588767315.0
We love this fake news.
Elon Musk and Grimes announce X Æ A-12’s middle name will be Chris https://t.co/QibRdxxnbH— Fake Showbiz News (@Fake Showbiz News)1588768401.0
Although some simply love the name.
Let's see you come up with a better name. #XAEA12 https://t.co/qQ0TV3MkdW— John ✨ OF in bio ✨💦 (@John ✨ OF in bio ✨💦)1588703734.0
And as for Grimes's explanation?
@Grimezsz Thanks this didn’t help at all— honest jabe (@honest jabe)1588730148.0
But now there's been even more controversy around this name.
@Grimezsz SR-71, but yes— Elon Musk (@Elon Musk)1588747724.0
Grimes then explained herself.
@elonmusk I am recovering from surgery and barely alive so may my typos b forgiven but, damnit. That was meant to be profound 🦔— 𝑪𝒍𝒂𝒊𝒓𝒆 𝒅𝒆 𝑳𝒖𝒏𝒆࿎ (@𝑪𝒍𝒂𝒊𝒓𝒆 𝒅𝒆 𝑳𝒖𝒏𝒆࿎)1588754318.0
But people of Twitter were not happy.
If Elon Musk wasn’t already a hero to the ‘WELL ACTUALLY’ dudes (which he definitely fucking was), this exchange ri… https://t.co/WYb61FiAGX— 🏳️🌈 Max 🏳️🌈 (@🏳️🌈 Max 🏳️🌈)1588786232.0
This is the very definition of mansplaining.
Elon Musk’s a MAN. The SR-71 is a PLANE, which is a homophone of “plain”, which is the end of the portmanteau “Mans… https://t.co/62ObqgXwwZ— Andrew Dawson 💙 (@Andrew Dawson 💙)1588791812.0
It did seem like a pretty poor move on his part.
Elon Musk publicly “well actually”ing the mother of his child while she’s sitting in the hospital after delivering… https://t.co/xrz7TToXrW— scholastic book unfair (@scholastic book unfair)1588790540.0