Did Elon Musk and Grimes really just name their baby this?! Here’s how to pronounce it

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Grimes and Elon Musk (Photo: Getty Images)
Grimes and Elon Musk (Photo: Getty Images)

Elon Musk and Grimes welcomed their first child on Monday.

The SpaceX CEO shared with fans on Twitter that he became a father to a baby boy – his sixth child and the Canadian singer’s first. He later shared that they named their bundle of joy X Æ A-12.

ALSO SEE PICTURES OF X Æ A-12 WITH THE FACE TATTOO FILTER HERE.

Grimes later shared the meaning behind the unconventional name on Twitter.

"X, the unknown variable," she wrote, "Æ, my elven spelling of Ai (love &/or Artificial intelligence); A-12 = precursor to SR-17 (our favourite aircraft). No weapons, no defences, just speed. Great in battle, but non-violent."

The "A" in the name also represents Archangel, Grimes’ favourite song, while "12" also stands for the Chinese zodiac sign of the rat – and 2020 is the Year of the Metal Rat, which explains her added emojis.

E! News brilliantly broke down – with the help from a few fans on Twitter – how to pronounce the newborn’s name, which doesn’t seem all that bizarre now. All together now: Ex Ash Archangel. 

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