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Twitter Reacts to Elon Musk and Grimes’ Baby’s Name

As far as ridiculous baby names go, celebrities really take the cake. Although not all celebs are guilty of picking a head-scratching moniker for their littles, many of them name their kids outlandishly like it’s their fucking job. From Moon Unit Zappa to Apple Martin, the spawn of the famous often suffer unusual names.

So when musician Grimes and tech Billionaire Elon Musk announced that they were expecting, it was almost guaranteed that they’d choose an unusual name. I mean it’s practically guaranteed that this guy:

…and this girl

Would bring some next-level fuckery to the birth certificate.  However, they delivered beyond our wildest expectations.

According to their announcement on Twitter they named their baby… wait for it…

X Æ A-12

An explanation can be found in one of Grimes’ tweets as to what the name means:

Although it’s a far wilder name than expected, it definitely fit the brand of this super unlikely couple. Considering Musk’s fascination with AI and how we’re possibly living in a simulation, and Grimes’, well, everything, the name fits.

But the funniest part was the reactions from Twitter regarding the name they picked for their baby. Twitter reacted as Twitter does- hilariously!

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Twitter Reacts to Elon Musk and Grimes’ Baby’s Name


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Musk has since made an appearance on Joe Rogan clearing up confusion regarding the pronunciation of the newborn’s name, claiming it is pronounced “X Ash Archangel”. Well, shit, why didn’t you just say that in the first place!

As to whether this name will be the official one appearing on the birth certificate- probably not. The state of California has a rule that you can only use letters from the English alphabet for a legal name as it appears on the certificate.

Either way, congrats to the new parents; here’s to many years of parenting bullshit and desperately confused teachers!

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