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Elon Musk and Grimes name newborn baby boy X Æ A-12

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and singer Grimes has named their new born baby boy, X Æ A-12, and many fans have been left pondering what the name means.

This 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.

When someone asked the baby’s name, Musk replied “X Æ A-12 Musk” and shared a photo of the baby with a filter that gave the newborn face tattoos.

32-year-old singer Grimes — whose birth name is Claire Boucher — has now confirmed the baby name, and has now explained its meaning down to the last letter.

“X, the unknown variable,” the new mom wrote.

“Æ, my elven spelling of Ai (love &/or Artificial intelligence),” Grimes continued, before sharing that a part of her son’s name is a nod to the CIA’s Lockheed A-12 reconnaissance plane. “A-12 = precursor to SR-17 (our favorite aircraft). No weapons, no defenses, just speed. Great in battle, but non-violent.”

The singer, the “A” in the name also represents “Archangel” — which she said is her “favorite song” — while the number “12” stood for the Chinese zodiac sign of the rat. (According to the Chinese zodiac, 2020 is the Year of the Metal Rat.)