Elon Musk and Grimes attempted to seem very cool and smart by naming their son X Æ A-12 Musk. It wasn’t long before we learned that the state of California wasn’t about to let that happen, because you can’t use numbers in a name in California.
People magazine says that Grimes was asked about her son’s name on Instagram yesterday. Because it’s not technically legal for her 3-week-old son’s name to be what her and Elon cooked up one night in their king-size hyperbaric longevity chambers, people wanted to know if they were going to change it. They have and Grimes tweeted their baby’s new name. This also means it’s only a matter of time before Elon pops in and pulls some obnoxious, “Well, aCtUaLLyYyYy….”
Grimes says that in accordance with California law, their son’s new name is X Æ A-Xii. So they switched out the Arabic numerals for Roman numerals. Grimes explained to another inquisitive Instagram user that she likes it better that way, saying:
“Roman numerals. Looks better tbh.”
Personally, I think the switch to roman numerals makes their baby’s name look like the serial number off a fake Rolex, but to each their own. Grimes clearly had a lot of time to spend in her Instagram comments, because she also revealed that the godmother of her kid is K-pop girl group star Go Won.
GRIMES COMMENT IS REAL OMGGGG GOWON IS THE GOD MOTHER pic.twitter.com/UtepQwrErd
— janet MIYA DAY (@coIorbit) May 25, 2020
The spelling change probably doesn’t affect the pronunciation, something the jury is still out on. Grimes says it’s pronounced: X-A-I A-Twelve. Elon says it’s pronounced: X-Ash A-Twelve. Grimes doesn’t say if X Æ A-Xii is their final answer when filling out little X’s official name certificate. But I do know that if they haven’t yet made it official, Grimes better keep an eye on that form until she files it. Because we recently discovered that Grimes’ mom Sandy Garossino isn’t exactly a fan of her grandson’s daddy.
Sandy is probably tempted to grab the form, scratch out all those Xs and As, and write “Mydadisaloser Musk.” To be fair, it’s not like it would be worse than what he’s working with right now.