Elon Musk teaches you how to pronounce his baby’s name X Æ A-12


Tesla Chief, Elon Musk welcomed his first child with partner Grimes on May 4. The baby named X Æ A-12 soon became a controversy and started trending on Twitter which resulted in netizens coming up with hilarious memes.

But one thing that Twitterati was confused about was the pronunciation of the name. However, the Tesla chief, in a recent interview gave all the answers. While recording a podcast, Musk said, “So, X is just the letter X, Æ is pronounced as Ash. And, A-12 is my contribution and it is just pronounced as A-12.”

Therefore, the final pronunciation of the name is, “X Ash A Twelve.”He also mentioned that it was his girlfriend and Canadian singer, Grimes who came up with the name. However, A-12 was his contribution and it stands for Archangel 12, which is an aircraft.Grimes also took to Twitter to explain the entire meaning of the name, two days after the baby was born. She wrote, “X, the unknown variable. Æ, my elven spelling of Ai (love &/or Artificial intelligence). A-12 = precursor to SR-17 (our favourite aircraft). No weapons, no defenses, just speed. Great in battle, but non-violent + (A=Archangel, my favorite song) (metal rat).” Musk corrected her in the tweet and wrote that it is SR-71 and not 17.On the podcast, Musk also mentioned that the baby was born on May 4 which was the perfect day for him. May 4, is also known as Star Wars Day. ‘May the force be with you,’ is a famous dialogue from the movie series which sounds quite similar to, ‘May the fourth be with you,’ which is precisely why the day has been named as Star Wars day.Elon Musk and Grimes started dating in 2018 and announced the pregnancy in January 2020.

We hope the pronunciation explanation has not got further complicated than the name itself!