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Elon Musk Shares Photos Of His Newborn Baby, X Æ A-12—But Nobody Knows How To Pronounce The Name

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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.

"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?

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.












Anyway, welcome to the world, little X Æ A-12, however you pronounce your name.

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