Elon Musk and artist Grimes are shedding some light on the meaning of their newborn son's name.
The couple recently announced their first child together is named "X Æ A-12 Musk," which left many questioning the meaning behind it.
Grimes took to Twitter to explain where it comes from. "X" stands for, "the unknown variable," she wrote in a tweet. "Æ" is the musician's, "elven spelling of Ai (love &/or Artificial intelligence)."
"A-12" is the, "precursor to SR-17 (our favorite aircraft)," she added, referencing the A-12 aircraft built in the 60s for the CIA. Musk later clarified that she meant the SR-71 aircraft, not SR-17, in her tweet.
"No weapons, no defenses, just speed," Grimes, whose real name is Claire Elise Boucher, added on the A-12 aircraft. "Great in battle, but non-violent." She wrote that the "A" also references, "Archangel," which she said is her favorite song.
•X, the unknown variable ⚔️— ꧁ ༒ Gℜiꪔ⃕es ༒꧂ 🍓🐉🎀 小仙女 (@Grimezsz) May 6, 2020
•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)
After the explanation, many were still left questioning how to pronounce the newborn's name, which neither parent clarified. However, Musk did share a photo holding his son.
He also posted a photo using a funny filter on the newborn.
Musk's mother, Maye Musk, shared a photo of her son with Grimes and expressed her excitement at the arrival of their baby. "Congrats @grimes #ElonMusk. So exciting! Can’t wait to meet him," she captioned the photo. "Ecstatic grandma."
This is Grimes' first child and Musk's seventh child. He had six children with ex-wife Justine Wilson.
The meaning behind Elon Musk and Grimes' unique baby name originally appeared on goodmorningamerica.com