WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Elon Musk and Grimes renamed their son X Æ A-12 to X Æ A-Xii.
- The couple made changes on the numeral part of the original name, now to be written in Roman numerals.
- This is in compliance with California laws that only recognize the 26 alphabetical characters of the English language, hyphens, and apostrophes in a person’s name.
X Æ A-12 receives his first update.
Elon Musk and Grimes changed the name of their newborn son to X Æ A-Xii to comply with California laws, revealed in a series of Instagram replies Sunday.
“Roman numerals. Looks better tbh,” Grimes explained in response to questions about the name of her son, posted by her followers. “One dash is allowed.”
In California, only names that contain the 26 alphabetical characters of the English language, hyphens and apostrophes are recognized by the Office of Vital Records. The couple made minor changes to the name of their newborn — in the numeral part of the original name which is now written in the Roman Numeral format.
Earlier this month, Elon Musk and Grimes made headlines after announcing their intention to name their first born X Æ A-12. Grimes tweeted to confirm and explain the meaning of the unconventional name the couple have chosen for their son.
The singer said that the “X” stands for “the unknown variable,” and the “Æ” was the representation for “love &/or Artificial intelligence.” The “A-12,” is a reference to Lockheed’s “SR-17” jet, which she called “our favorite aircraft” because it offers “no weapons, no defenses, just speed.”
Elon Musk replied with a correction on the thread. “SR-71, but yes,” he tweeted.
“I am recovering from surgery and barely alive so may my typos b forgiven but, damnit. That was meant to be profound,” Grimes responded.
Elon Musk and Grimes started dating in 2018. The announcement of the birth of their first child was made earlier this month when Elon Musk posted a picture of their son with a digital filter giving him face tattoos on social media.
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