There are some weird baby names out there. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. After all, unique names can help people stand out in a crowd of job applicants, or just add a little sparkle to their social media presence.
But I thought we had gone too far when suddenly, people like HaHa Clinton-Dix and Pilot Inspektor started showing up. Apparently I was wrong. We can, and will, go even further with crazy names.
Introducing X Æ A-12 Musk! That’s the real, actual, given name for the child of entrepreneur and billionaire Elon Musk and musician Grimes.
When Elon told the world about the kid’s name, people thought it was a joke:
“X Æ A-12 come get your breakfast” pic.twitter.com/Q5gyIxcM1N
— kmick (@kmickmon) May 6, 2020
— J’oe 🅱️ (@k93692) May 6, 2020
X Æ A-12 skin care routine pic.twitter.com/YFUYk8LsT2
— a (@xedrew) May 6, 2020
But the unusual name is real, and not a joke. Grimes explained on twitter what the meaning was, and honestly, it left us with more questions than answers.
•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