Welcome to the world, “X Ash A-12 Musk”!
As you may know by now, on May 4th, Elon Musk and singer Grimes welcomed a baby boy and named him X Æ A-12. Elon attributed the unique name to his girlfriend’s skills.
He explained that AE was a varied spelling of AI or artificial intelligence and that A-12 was the name of the couple’s favorite aircraft from the Archangel series of planes, which I covered earlier this week. In other words, his name would sound something like, “X Ash A-12 Musk.”
But, despite the unfortunate circumstances that accompanied the birth of the X Æ A-12 (i.e. the coronavirus) it’s refreshing to see that Musk had a positive attitude about their new family member. He remarked that being older made him value children more, and that compensated for the whole pandemic bad timing. Of course, he couldn’t let the irony of the date of birth slide, as he made a Star Wars reference.