Grimes's Nickname for Her Son, X Æ A-Xii, Is Much Easier to Remember

Amy Mackelden

From Harper's BAZAAR

  • Elon Musk and Grimes welcomed their first baby together, X Æ A-12 Musk, in early May 2020.

  • Grimes has since revealed that she has an adorable nickname for her son.

  • Musk and Grimes had to change their son's name to "X Æ A-Xii" as numbers aren't allowed in names registered in California.

Grimes and Elon Musk surprised the world with their son's unusual baby name earlier this month. And now the singer has shared the cute nickname she has given to X Æ A-12 Musk.

During an interview with Bloomberg, to promote her first fine art show, Grimes explained that she calls her son, "Little X." The performer previously explained the meaning behind her son's full name on Twitter. She wrote:

•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)."

Grimes recently revealed that she plans to sell a plethora of her artwork via online exhibitions at Gallery Platform Los Angeles and Maccarone Los Angeles. One piece of artwork that has already captured the world's attention is called "Selling Out," and sees Grimes auctioning off a piece of her soul to the highest bidder.

Of the legal document that's up for sale, Grimes told Bloomberg, "I didn’t want anyone to buy it, so I said we should just make it $10 million and then it probably won’t sell."

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