Last night, Elon Musk's girlfriend Grimes gave birth to their son, who Elon claimed will be named X Æ A-12.
The bonkers name choice isn't surprising, considering Musk is a huge nerd and Grimes looks like a poorly rendered video game character, but it's already got people trolling the baby for his unfortunately goofy parents.
X Æ A-12 playing with his classmates at school pic.twitter.com/VeNGOQDizv— Manila Clams (@ab609x) May 5, 2020
X Æ A-12 climbing out grimes' vaginapic.twitter.com/9A5NxylKzF— charlie (@FAGINISM) May 5, 2020
*Teacher doing the register*— Ahmed (@ahmedJ_23) May 5, 2020
“X Æ A-12?”
X Æ A-12: pic.twitter.com/1j11RdyHSU
For reference, this is how Grimes announced her pregnancy:
Musk got in on the fun too. When someone asked him to share a photo of his baby, he made sure to put a facial tattoo filter on the little guy before sending.
In case you're curious how to pronounce X Æ A-12, most believe it's spoken as a series of references.
The 'X' could refer to Professor Xavier from X-Men, 'Æ' is a mathematical symbol called 'ash,' and 'A-12' is the technical name for an aircraft made by Lockheed Martin in the '60s better known as Archangel.
So the name is likely: Xavier (or just X) Ash Archangel.
Could be wrong but I'm pretty sure this is how you pronounce X AE A-12 pic.twitter.com/jxvfzSMRL6— Paul Kelly (@Paulkelllly) May 5, 2020
X Æ A-12 on the first day of school watching the teacher to and pronounce his name pic.twitter.com/qu1WIccsmO— #1 nacho libre fan (@ravioliboy101) May 5, 2020
X Æ A-12 when the kids in school pick on him: pic.twitter.com/EUt6Bvn8Yz— ali ✨ (@hisnameisali) May 5, 2020
Reading X Æ A-12 a bed time story pic.twitter.com/cGdxcpgOlb— gray (@Grayjax) May 5, 2020
Musk has five other sons with progressively weird names—Nevada Alexander, Damian, Griffin, Xavier, Saxon, and Kai—but none of those come close to X Æ A-12.
Between these two images which one looks more of a "X Æ A-12" to you? pic.twitter.com/8SX6XUDxF5— Jerome (@TatamiSunflower) May 5, 2020
The first photo of X Æ A-12 Musk has been released pic.twitter.com/kjLWdgxplZ— Jules (@Julian_Epp) May 5, 2020
X Æ A-12 on his way to school— ❼ (@xrizzy21) May 5, 2020
grimes and elon: take the trash out please son— A (@overrated4skin) May 5, 2020
X Æ A-12: pic.twitter.com/4ycJkELIwc
grimes to her baby: can you say mama? say mama!— communal black turtleneck (@edenmp4) May 5, 2020
X Æ A-12 Musk: pic.twitter.com/zzmPvIbVlf
Grimes: oh my god I think he’s about to say his first words!!— Yas (@yasminnn_p) May 5, 2020
X Æ A-12: pic.twitter.com/5psIwWO6a3
If this becomes a trend, people are gonna start picking up fax machine user manuals to look for baby names.
"Name please"— James Felton (@JimMFelton) May 5, 2020
"X Æ A-12"
"Sorry didn't catch that"
"No, X Æ"
"No, Æ as in the ligature representing the Latin diphthong ae then A-12 like the A-road -"
"I'm just going to write your parents were cunts" https://t.co/5OyOKPuwlR
X Æ A-12 Musk when Grimes and Elon feed him Human flesh for the first time pic.twitter.com/puNGHlE5PZ— oscar (@oscahss) May 5, 2020
elon & grimes: omg he's gonna say his first words— si!va (@boredomsfriendd) May 5, 2020
X Æ A-12 Musk: pic.twitter.com/v8VH63RTA1
pov: you’re X Æ A-12 Musk and your parents are picking you up at school pic.twitter.com/409SL8OOV5— social distancer (@MaximilianRentz) May 5, 2020
X Æ A-12 watching all his friends burn on earth from his playpen on Mars pic.twitter.com/qbZH85kNql— GOOKO (@G00K0) May 5, 2020
elon musk: *ready to put the child on time-out*— • ⎊ mary⁷ • #SPIT_IT_OUT | D-2️✨ (@lilqueenm) May 5, 2020
X Æ A-12: pic.twitter.com/E6LbQRuc57
grimes and elon: good night X Æ A-12 Musk our sweet baby— massu (@aleussam) May 5, 2020
X Æ A-12 Musk: pic.twitter.com/cDf6BGqjtm
X Æ A-12 Musk when he wants to breastfeed pic.twitter.com/mk7WcYLTcU— eli (@elipopga) May 5, 2020
X Æ A-12’s first drawing!!! pic.twitter.com/pX55LAz56h— ༺✩༻ (@cassidyjuIie) May 5, 2020
X Æ A-12: mom dad i want to be a musician— ʚ inu ɞ (@kyxndere) May 5, 2020
Grimes and Elon: let’s hear it son
X Æ A-12: pic.twitter.com/UjbMpMUc5M