Before we could figure out how to actually say the name, Elon Musk and Grimes have apparently changed their newborn baby’s name. Um, goodbye, “X Æ A-12,” hello, “X Æ A-Xii?”
Early this month, an article by Dazed reported that “X Æ A-12” won’t be considered valid in California, as it won’t accept names with numbers or symbols as valid. Musk and Grimes reportedly live in the state.
Because of this, curiosity (or concern?) flooded the “Delete Forever” singer’s Instagram post recently. In the comments section, it seems that the singer has revealed the baby’s updated name.
Someone asked: “Did you change the baby name because of Californian laws? What is the baby’s new name?” To which Grimes replied, “X Æ A-Xii.” Another fan commented, “Nice! Just removed the numbers to conform to California law.” Grimes replied, “Roman numerals. Looks better tbh.”
In a report by Business Insider, Grimes shared that the “12” in their baby’s name stands for a type of CIA aircraft known as Arcangel. Well, the meaning stays—some people just don’t read letters in Roman numerals in this era, I guess.
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