Earlier this month, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Musk announced the birth of the baby in a message on Twitter, revealing that his son’s name was “X Æ A-12 Musk”.
However, speculation has arisen that the unusual nickname may be breaking the law in California, where the couple live, as names can only use the 26 alphabetic characters of the English language, according to the state constitution.
Grimes posted a new photo on Instagram on Sunday, eliciting fan comments.
“Did you change the baby’s name because of California laws? What is the baby’s new name? Asked a Twitter user in the comments below the last post.
The singer also responded to another comment: “Roman numerals. It looks better tbh. “
Grimes had previously broken the meaning of the name for intrigued fans.
The Canadian musician – real name Claire Elise Boucher – explained that “X” means “the unknown variable”.
Meanwhile, “Æ” is the elven spelling of AI, which is shorthand for artificial intelligence and the word for “love” in several languages, including Japanese.
“A-12 = precursor to SR-17 (our favorite plane). No weapons, no defenses, just speed. Great in combat, but not violent, “she added.
The “A” in the name also represents “Archangel,” which she described as her favorite song.
Fans were also intrigued on how to pronounce the name, and the happy couple seem to have different interpretations.
“It’s just X, like the letter X. Then A.I. Like the way you said the letter A then me,” wrote Grimes in response to a request on Instagram.
However, Musk told podcast host Joe Rogan a different pronunciation of the name.
“I mean it’s just X, the letter X. And then, the Æ is, like, pronounced ‘Ash’ … and then, A-12, A-12 is my contribution,” he said. .
X Æ A-Xii 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.