Grimes has pointed out that she is ‘recovering from surgery and barely alive’ after Elon Musk publicly corrected her for getting the name wrong of the spy plane their baby is named after.
Musk corrected his partner in a Twitter post Wednesday morning after she incorrectly explained the inspiration behind part of their son’s name X Æ A-12 was the ‘S-17’ aircraft.
‘SR-71, but yes,’ the Tesla boss replied to her Tweet.
He then followed it up with another Tweet simply writing ‘Archangel-12’ alongside a photo of the A-12 aircraft.
Grimes has defended herself saying she is ‘recovering from surgery and barely alive’ after she got her and Elon Musk’s ‘favorite’ spy plane their newborn baby is named after wrong
Elon Musk publicly pointed out that Grimes had misspelled the aircraft name
Grimes, who gave birth Monday, brushed off the mistake, pointing out she had just given birth and was recovering from surgery.
‘I’m recovering from surgery and barely alive so may my typos b forgiven but, damnit. That was meant to be profound,’ she replied to her boyfriend.
The jokey spat came after the 32-year-old singer took to Twitter Tuesday to explain the reasons behind the unusual combination of characters making up the name X Æ A-12.
Grimes wrote that the ‘A-12’ comes from the couple’s ‘favorite aircraft’ the ‘SR-17’.
‘A-12 = precursor to SR-17 (our favorite aircraft). No weapons, no defenses, just speed. Great in battle, but non-violent,’ the star stated.
The SR-71. Grimes got her and Elon Musk’s ‘favorite’ spy plane that inspired the name of their baby wrong
Grimes took to Twitter Tuesday evening to explain that each of the symbols in the baby’s bizarre name represents something special to the couple. In the post she scrambled up the letters of the aircraft’s name
But her post suggested the couple were just as confused by the bizarre name as everyone else, as the singer misspelled the spy plane their son’s name is based on.
There is no SR-17 but the A-12 was actually the frontrunner to the S-71 Blackbird – a spy plane built for the CIA in the 1960s.
The SR-71, a firm favorite among many plane enthusiasts, is often regarded as one of the most impressive planes to come out of the Cold War.
While the eccentric couple are likely relieved they included the A-12 in their son’s name rather than the incorrectly scrambled letters ‘S-17’, the embarrassment over the name doesn’t end there.
Musk, 48, announced the birth of X Æ A-12 on Tuesday, sharing a photo of himself holding the newborn baby boy
Elon Musk, 48, shares first pictures of his sixth son hours after singer Grimes, 32, gave birth – with a quirky tattoo filter added to the newborn’s face
The Lockheed A-12 was a reconnaissance aircraft built for the CIA. It was the follow-up to the SR-71 Blackbird
WHAT MAKES THE SR-71 SO GREAT?
- It still holds the world record from 1976 for being the fastest manned jet-powered aircraft ever flown reaching a staggering 2,193 mph (Mach 3.3)
- The aircraft’s speed meant it could simply accelerate away from missiles during the Cold War
- The SR stands for strategic reconnaissance and the plane was nicknamed the Blackbird because of its black paint job, designed to dissipate heat
- It was made of titanium so it could withstand high temperatures while flying at such high speeds – at full speed its surface heated up to 500+ degrees Fahrenheit
- It could fly at an altitude of 85,069 feet – higher than anti-aircraft fire could reach
- The CIA created several fake companies under which it could then buy titanium from the Soviet Union to make the Blackbirds
- The SR-71’s spy equipment allowed it to survey 100,000 square miles per hour
- It was barely visible to radar, meaning the US could enter Soviet airspace without detection
It’s believed their son was born in Los Angeles where the couple reside, but Musk and Grimes will not be able to register his name there due to Californian law.
Under the state law, names must only include the 26 letters of the English alphabet, meaning X Æ A-12 would not be legally permissible.
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’.
He later shared a photo that showed the baby boy lying in a crib. Musk photoshopped tattoos onto his face.
Later Tuesday, Grimes took to Twitter to explain that each of the characters in the baby’s bizarre name represents something special to the couple.
‘X [represents] the unknown variable,’ Grimes wrote, referring to the first letter of X Æ A-12’s name.
She then went on to explain that the next symbol in her son’s name was inspired by fantastical elves.
‘Æ is the the Elven spelling of of Ai (love &/or Artificial intelligence),’ she stated.
The final symbol in the name, Grimes explained, is a reference to the A-12 aircraft.
‘A-12 = precursor to SR-17 (our favorite aircraft). No weapons, no defenses, just speed. Great in battle, but non-violent,’ she wrote.
She also added that A additionally stands for ‘Archangel’, ‘her favorite song’.
Grimes then ended her odd tweet by sharing emojis of crossed swords and a mouse – writing ‘Metal rat’.
Neither Grimes – whose real name is Claire Boucher – nor Musk have revealed how to pronounce her son’s unusual name.
After the couple announced the birth of X Æ A-12, many Twitter users sent out tweets poking fun of the unusual name.
‘That’s going to be tough on the teacher,’ one joked.
‘It’s pronounced “Rachel”‘, another deadpanned.
Meanwhile another wrote about X Æ A-12’s name: ‘That awkward moment when all names are taken, so you smash all the keys on the keyboard.’
Musk, who has a reported net worth of $37 billion, began dating Grimes in 2018 after they met at that year’s Met Gala.
The Canadian singer said in February that she wants to let their baby choose their own gender identity.
Musk has five sons from his previous marriage to Canadian author Justine Wilson.
Those children – Griffin, Xavier, Kai, Saxon and Damian – all have much more common names.
Gimes has confirmed that she and partner Elon Musk have named their newborn son X Æ A-12. The couple are pictured in May 2018
Grimes in January publicly revealed the news with a social media shot of a baby bump