Recently, in these troubled times of Covid-19 a happy news dropped in, the Tesla CEO, one of the most influential tech entrepreneurs in the world was blessed with a baby boy.
But, the real news was made when Musk revealed the most absurd name for his son called “X Æ A-12”. Mostly asked questions were how to pronounce the name and how musk came up with such a name. In no time, Internet was flooded with memes on the same.
But, shortly after Musk himself came with the answer and clarified that the name of his son is not his idea, actually the idea is a brainchild of her partner – Grimes, and not surprisingly, Musk agreed to her.
In a podcast with Joe Rogen, Musk said:
“I mean it’s just X, the letter X. And then the Æ is like pronounced ‘Ash’”
Musk’s contribution was to put A-12 in the name.
Musk said the reason Musk gave that name to his son is his own way to pay tribute to Archangel-12 which musk believes is the “coolest plane ever”.
According to GadgetsNow, Archangel – 12 was designed in 1960s for the CIA to track surface – to – air missile threats in the american – air space in the peak of cold war.
Before Musk’s statement Grimes tweeted with the explanation and pronunciation (pronounced as ‘Ash’ A-12) of her son’s name.
•X, the unknown variable ⚔️
•Æ, my elven spelling of Ai (love &/or Artificial intelligence)
•A-12 = precursor to SR-17 (our favorite aircraft). No weapons, no defenses, just speed. Great in battle, but non-violent 🤍
(A=Archangel, my favorite song)
(⚔️🐁 metal rat)
— ꧁ ༒ Gℜiꪔ⃕es ༒꧂ 🍓🐉🎀 小仙女 (@Grimezsz) May 6, 2020