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Singer Grimes and Elon Musk name baby X Æ A-12! Find out the meaning

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Canadian singer Claire Elise Boucher, who is popularly known as Grimes, has confirmed that she and partner Elon Musk have named their newborn son X Æ A-12.

The 32-year-old singer, who gave birth on Monday, revealed the meaning of their son’s unusual name via Twitter.

X [represents] the unknown variable,” Grimes writes, referring to the first letter of X Æ A-12’s name. “Æ is the 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 additionally stands for ‘Archangel,” the singer adds.

The final symbol in the name, Grimes explained, is a reference the A-12 aircraft built for the CIA in the 1960s.

She ended her tweet by sharing emojis of crossed swords and a mouse – writing; “Metal rat

Tesla CEO. Elon Musk, 48, announced the birth of X Æ A-12 on Tuesday. He shared a photo of himself holding the newborn in his arms and wrote: “Mom and baby all good.”

When someone asked the baby’s name, Musk replied “X Æ A-12 Musk” and shared a photo of the baby with a filter that gave the newborn face tattoos.


This is the couple’s first child together. Musk has five other children — twins, Griffin and Xavier and triplets Damian, Saxon and Kai — from a previous marriage.

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