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Elon Musk introduces 1st child with Grimes: X Æ A-12

Los Angeles, US, May 5 (efe-epa).- Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk announced on Tuesday his first child with singer Grimes – a baby boy named X Æ A-12 Musk, which has sparked the intrigue of social media users.

After the billionaire entrepreneur confirmed the birth on Twitter Monday with the message “Mom & baby all good,” a follower asked the name of the newborn, to which Musk tweeted “X Æ A-12 Musk” and said that the baby was male.

It is unclear whether Musk was being serious, cryptic or joking, but the name initiated a chain of messages on social media networks pondering how to pronounce the combination.

Some users joked the child will be nicknamed “Tesla Junior” for easier pronunciation, and others speculated that it is a cyborg or a non-human entity.

One user translated the name to mean X Ash Archangel, with the Æ meaning Ash, and Archangel the code name of Lockheed A-12, a plane built for the CIA, however this has not been confirmed.

Musk, 48, published photographs of the baby throughout the day with one image having a filter applied, making it look as if the newborn had a tattooed face.

Although many internet users were speculating about how the child would present himself on his first day of school and in other situations, some media point out that Californian state laws could prevent the registration of such a combination of characters as a legal name.

X Æ A-12 Musk is the first child of Grimes and Musk, who has five children from his previous marriage to Justine Wilson.

The billionaire CEO is known for his flamboyance, which ranks almost as high in the media as his entrepreneurial activities as the founder of the Tesla electric car company and his projects through SpaceX, which some critics describe as unrealistic.

Just last week he said the lockdown order for United States citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic was fascist and forced imprisonment because it has halted Tesla’s production.

His partner, 32-year-old Canadian singer Grimes, released her last album “Miss Anthropocene” in February, following previous critically acclaimed records such as “Visions” and “Art Angels.” EFE-EPA


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