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Grimes reveals nickname for son X Æ A-12 after having his name slightly changed on birth certificate

Grimes reveals her nickname for son X Æ A-12 after having his unusual name slightly changed on birth certificate

Grimes announced the birth of her first child earlier this month with her billionaire boyfriend Elon Musk.

And the Canadian artist gave her firstborn son quite the unusual name, befitting his eccentric family. 

She recently revealed her nickname for baby X Æ A-12, and it’s much easier to pronounce than his real name, which had to be slightly changed for the birth certificate.

Little X: Grimes recently revealed her nickname for baby X Æ A-12, and it's much easier to pronounce than his real name

Little X: Grimes recently revealed her nickname for baby X Æ A-12, and it’s much easier to pronounce than his real name

The 32-year-old told Bloomberg while promoting her upcoming art show that she calls her son ‘Little X’ for short. 

She recently had the name changed to X AE A-Xii for the birth certificate, which was obtained by The Blast.

Grimes changed it to abide by the law in California, where he was born, but she responded to an Instagram comment: ‘Roman numerals. Looks better tbh.’

She explained the name on Twitter after his birth: ‘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) (metal rat).’

For short: The 32-year-old told Bloomberg while promoting her upcoming art show that she calls her son 'Little X' for short

For short: The 32-year-old told Bloomberg while promoting her upcoming art show that she calls her son ‘Little X’ for short

On paper: She recently had the name changed to X AE A-Xii for the birth certificate, which was obtained by The Blast

On paper: She recently had the name changed to X AE A-Xii for the birth certificate, which was obtained by The Blast

Official name: Grimes changed it to abide by the law in California, where he was born, but she responded to an Instagram comment: 'Roman numerals. Looks better tbh'

Official name: Grimes changed it to abide by the law in California, where he was born, but she responded to an Instagram comment: ‘Roman numerals. Looks better tbh’

The Miss Anthropocene artist clarified that the bizarre moniker is pronounced: ‘Ex Ash A Twelve.’

But Musk disagreed, as he said it was ‘Ex Ash Archangel Twelve’ on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast.

He also admitted the name was mostly Grimes’ idea, adding: ‘A-12 was my contribution. The Archangel-12, the precursor to the SR-71, the coolest plane ever.’

Grimes welcomed X Æ A-12 on May 4 with Musk, 48, who also shares six sons with ex-wife Justine Wilson, one of whom died at 10 weeks of SIDS.

It comes as she prepares to legally sell her soul for $10million at her online art exhibit Selling Out.

Happy family: Grimes welcomed X Æ A-12 on May 4 with Musk, 48, who also shares six sons with ex-wife Justine Wilson, one of whom died at 10 weeks of SIDS

Happy family: Grimes welcomed X Æ A-12 on May 4 with Musk, 48, who also shares six sons with ex-wife Justine Wilson, one of whom died at 10 weeks of SIDS

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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