Elon Musk and Grimes just announced their newborn baby and his name X Æ A-12, and this is no joke. But yeah, we could find plenty of memes that’d make your day!
Leave it to Elon Musk to find highly unexpected and creative ways to be the subject of the latest memes and trending hashtags on Twitter. From trolling the Flat Earth Society to getting criticized for smoking pot on national radio, this guy has done plenty. The newest memes, however, are actually not about Elon himself, but about the newborn Musk, i.e. Elon Musk and Grimes’ baby boy. And that’s because his official name is X Æ A-12 Musk.
Yes, and the internet is shook. People are still wondering whether to love it or find it crazy. At first everyone thought it’s some kind of joke, and perhaps X Æ A-12 is pronounced ‘Ash,’ or something, but once the baby’s mom confirmed the news and explained the meaning of the name part-by-part, everyone settled in with some dank memes.
But then how do we pronounce X Æ A-12? It could simply be pronounced X. Or ‘X Ash A twelve‘. I’m sure when the time is right, the couple will reveal some random and equally bewildering pronunciation of his baby’s name that will inspire a slew of more hilarious names!
But seriously tho, how’ll this boy get through telling his name to the Starbucks baristas?
The Twitterati (first of, Twitter folks need a new colloquial name) are sure he is an alien, or a bot, who cries in quadratic formula. Or makes digital alienesque sounds when he wakes up every morning. They’re not too far off, since the Æ part of his name is actually inspired by AI (artificial intelligence).
Grimes, Elon’s girlfriend (@Grimezsz) tweeted this explanation of the baby’s name:
- X, the unknown variable
- Æ, my elven spelling of Ai (love &/or Artificial intelligence)
- A-12 = precursor to SR-17 (our favorite aircraft). No weapons, no defenses, just speed. Great in battle, but non-violent.
(A=Archangel, my favorite song)
I, for one, think that this is Elon Musk’s way of ushering in a new era of baby names – ones that look like computer passwords, and simply won’t be a problem when looking for one’s social media handles or domain names.
In fact, it simply even makes everyone realize it’s high time we started remembering our complicated passwords. Anyway, here’s the little XAEA12.
Think about X Æ A-12 Musk’s generation, who’ll have to remember their complicated names and all of their friends’ names in school and their super-complicated passwords, which can’t be their names. They’ll have to literally start thinking in special characters and punctuation marks and case-sensitive letters. Our generation has it way easy – we simply think in emojis.
Other than revealing the strange baby name, Elon Musk is up to his usual stuff on Twitter, including denying the supposed allegations made by Johnny Depp that Depp’s ex wife Amber Heard cheated on him with Elon Musk. And criticizing British epidemiologist/scientist and lockdown advocate Neil Ferguson, calling him out for ‘absurdly fake science’.
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