After last week's bizarre showing, Elon Musk stayed very on brand with his eccentric behavior.
He and partner Grimes had a baby yesterday and they've named it something so strange that literally no one has any idea how to pronounce it.
Musk announced the joyous occasion with a couple very cute tweets about their little bundle of joy, whom mother Grimes has said will be allowed to determine their own gender.
One of the tweets—a rather random photo of the baby with tattoos photoshopped onto their face—gave plenty of people an off-color laugh.
@TeslaGong @PPathole @priscillabanana https://t.co/chk0Scuixp— Elon Musk (@Elon Musk) 1588658383.0
"Never too young for some inke," Musk quipped in reply to the photo of the newborn.
It's the first baby for Grimes and the seventh for Musk, who has six other children with ex-wife Justine Wilson. Of course, everyone was dying to know the tyke's name.
And that's when things got... really interesting.
After a Twitter follower begged to know, Musk complied and, well... it's... um... unique?
@priscillabanana X Æ A-12 Musk— Elon Musk (@Elon Musk) 1588648459.0
No one alive has any idea how to say that name, and if they say they do they're lying.
But there is one theory that has gained some traction since Musk liked the tweet in which it was proposed.
X Ash Archangel seems perfectly reasonable given that there is literally no other possible explanation any human mind could come up with. X Ash Archangel Musk it is.
Grimes had said back in February that she and Musk had picked an unusual name, but that she would not be sharing it.
"...because everyone I've told it hates it, and everyone's gonna make fun of it... But it is, in fact, a genius name and people just don't appreciate it yet because it's too avant-garde."
Avant-garde is definitely one way of many to describe naming your baby something that literally makes no sense in any language on Earth.
Anyway, little X Æ A-12 is barely a day old but the jokes have already rolled off Twitter like a tidal wave.
Could be wrong but I'm pretty sure this is how you pronounce X AE A-12 https://t.co/jxvfzSMRL6— Paul Kelly (@Paul Kelly) 1588686350.0
@Paulkelllly First day of school gonna be like https://t.co/EL2OErwhuP— patrick tomasso (@patrick tomasso) 1588697576.0
*Teacher doing the register* “James?” “Here” “X Æ A-12?” X Æ A-12: https://t.co/1j11RdyHSU— Ahmed (@Ahmed) 1588686370.0
This robot dog just showed up at the shelter, announced that its name was X Æ A-12, and told us it wanted to be ado… https://t.co/BoYbyJrXvS— Nebraska Humane Society (@Nebraska Humane Society) 1588708711.0
Elon telling X Æ A-12 he’s grounded https://t.co/UvQUFOXSGP— Phill (@Phill) 1588712308.0
X Æ A-12 playing with his classmates at school https://t.co/VeNGOQDizv— Manila Clams (@Manila Clams) 1588686987.0
"We're naming him X Æ A-12..." https://t.co/7GMBGbS0Jc— ✨ Mallorie Jessica Udischas✨ (@✨ Mallorie Jessica Udischas✨) 1588689450.0
grimes and elon musk's baby name book was lookin like this https://t.co/NrSinYZNxV— annie bananie (@annie bananie) 1588689787.0
grimes and elon: good night X Æ A-12 Musk our sweet baby X Æ A-12 Musk: https://t.co/cDf6BGqjtm— massu (@massu) 1588654142.0
“X Æ A-12” is definitely an American Eagle Outfitters coupon code I’ve used to buy pre-distressed jeans with— Harry Hill (@Harry Hill) 1588689831.0
Grimes: “the baby’s crying go feed him” Elon: “I can’t hear anything are you sure?” X Æ A-12: https://t.co/6Z7dFpp2me— damo (@damo) 1588682497.0
for those of u asking how X Æ A-12 is pronounced, it’s https://t.co/o8u4RQINH9— 𝕄𝕚𝕔𝕙𝕒𝕖𝕝 𝕊𝕨𝕒𝕣𝕥𝕫 (@𝕄𝕚𝕔𝕙𝕒𝕖𝕝 𝕊𝕨𝕒𝕣𝕥𝕫) 1588688481.0
Anyway, welcome to the world, little X Æ A-12, however you pronounce your name.
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