Grimes explains the meaning behind newborn baby’s bizarre name

People have been trying to decipher how to pronounce X Æ A-12

Grimes and Elon Musk celebrated the birth of their son this week, even revealing the boy’s peculiar name, which is “X Æ A-12.” Now, Grimes has taken to Twitter to break down her son’s strange moniker, leaving the internet with even more questions.

X Æ A-12 is apparently a combination of some of Grimes and Musk’s favourite things. “X” stands for “the unknowable variable,” Æ stands for Grimes’ “elven spelling of Ai (love &/or Artificial intelligence),” and “A-12” stands for the “precursor to SR-17 (our favourite aircraft). No weapons, no defences, just speed. Great in battle, but non-violent.”

Check out Grimes’ full explanation below.
 


While the pronunciation of the name has yet to be revealed, many Twitter users have thought of their own appropriately bizarre (and hilarious) ways to say X Æ A-12. Check it out below.