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Elon Musk Announces His Baby’s Name & Nobody Knows How To Pronounce It

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Elon Musk has just announced the birth of his baby boy.

The Tesla CEO took to Twitter to reveal that Grimes had gone into labor and affirmed that both mother and child are well. Musk has also revealed the supposed name of the baby in a tweet: “X Æ A-12 Musk.”

It is currently unclear if Musk is joking or being cryptic with the spelling of his son’s name. However, the unique spelling has many questioning on how it should be pronounced, with one Twitter user suggesting, “X Ash Archangel.”

Some suggested that the Æ ligature should be pronounced “Ash” and pointed the X to the one in SpaceX. Others noted that A-12 references Lockheed A-12, a CIA aircraft codenamed Archangel.

Other social media users started poking fun at the baby’s name, stating that it would be “tough on the teacher.” Some Twitter users tried to decipher it too, but it was all too confusing. One user joked, “Musk: We name our baby X Æ A-12. Midwife: Sir our bracelet printer won't print that. Musk: Let me fix that for you, have this. Midwife: Sir that is a submarine.”

Another user straight up said that the baby’s name is “Rachel.” Read more hilarious responses below.

Mom & baby all good

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 5, 2020

X Æ A-12 Musk

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 5, 2020

X Ash Archangel? pic.twitter.com/cRhNptBiU7

— Viv (@flcnhvy) May 5, 2020

X for SpaceX, AE for After Earth and A-12 for the original SR-71 designation which was the first reusable vehicle to go to space.

— Chris McLaren (@chrism8156) May 5, 2020

Ash Lockheed Musk. Final Answer. pic.twitter.com/9WmIX1dAZP

— Noah Taylor (@noahmtaylor) May 5, 2020

Musk: We name our baby X Æ A-12

Midwife: Sir our bracelet printer won't print that

Musk: Let me fix that for you, have this

Midwife: Sir that is a submarine https://t.co/hk8ovOTJ5U

— Dr Philip Lee (@drphiliplee1) May 5, 2020

That’s gonna be tough on the teacher

— Marc Benton (@marc_benton) May 5, 2020

It’s pronounced “Rachel”

— willie burns (@drrocketsocks) May 5, 2020

That awkward moment when all names are taken, so you smash all the keys on the keyboard.

— jose perdido (@Djkato4gato) May 5, 2020

Breaking News: Grimes and Elon Musk welcome their first baby!

Reporter: So whats it’s name?


— it’s mikey, baby! (@Mikey_Sul) May 5, 2020

[via Independent, opening image via Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com]