Canadian singer, Claire Elise Boucher also referred to as Gimes has confirmed that she and partner Elon Musk have named their newborn son, X Æ A-12.
The 32-year-old singer, who gave birth on Monday, revealed the meaning of their son’s bizarre name via Twitter.
X [represents] the unknown variable,’ Grimes wrote, pertaining to the primary letter of X Æ A-12’s name.
‘Æ is that the the Elven spelling of of Ai (love &/or Artificial intelligence),’ she stated.
The final symbol within the name, Grimes explained, may be a reference the A-12 aircraft built for the CIA within the 1960s.
‘A-12 = precursor to SR-17 (our favorite aircraft). No weapons, no defenses, just speed. Great in battle, but non-violent,’ the star stated.
Grimes also added that A additionally stands for ‘Archangel’, ‘her favorite song’.
•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
She ended her tweet by sharing emojis of crossed swords and a mouse – writing ‘Metal rat’
Tesla CEO Elon Musk, 48, announced the birth of X Æ A-12 on Tuesday. He shared a photograph of himself holding the newborn in his arms, and wrote: ‘Mom and baby all good’.
When someone asked the baby’s name, Musk replied “X Æ A-12 Musk” and shared a photograph of the baby with a filter that gave the newborn face tattoos.
“Never too young for a few ink haha,” he joked.
This is the couple’s first child together. Musk has five other children — twins Griffin and Xavier and triplets Damian, Saxon and Kai — from a previous marriage.