The Meaning Behind X Æ A-12 Musk’s Name is Revealed!

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:

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.

WTF is a metal rat? It sounds cool, but it shouldn’t be a baby’s name. Also, is Grimes an elf? Why is this child named after a reconnaissance aircraft? My head hurts.

But in all fairness to the happy couple and their newborn, we should try not to judge. After all, another visionary once said, “If at first the idea [in this case, a name] is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.”