Elon Musk and Grimes have welcomed their newborn son into the world. The SpaceX CEO and musician have defied all expectations—or perhaps met them more pointedly than anyone could have imagined—by naming the child X Æ A-12.
Yes, you read that correctly. Confounded by this decision, Twitter reacted the only way that it knows how: memes, memes, and more memes.
this how you pronounce X Æ A-12 but this also how he gon talk back pic.twitter.com/XWV7yoEuFK— Mjay (@mjaymartinez_) May 6, 2020
"TALL LATTE FOR X Æ A-13" - Starbucks— Akshar (@AksharPathak) May 6, 2020
To clear up any confusion, new mother Grimes came forward to clarify their intentions. She deciphered the name for her followers on Twitter, describing each component of the name.
X stands for the unknown variable; Æ is Grimes' elven spelling of Ai, which means love; A-12 is the precursor of the SR-17, an aircraft without weapons or defenses, "just speed." A also stands for "Archangel," which is Grimes' favorite song.
Still, people didn't really get it.
thank you for explaining i did not understand anything ❤️— Seth Everman (@SethEverman) May 6, 2020