By Shawn Langlois, MarketWatch
‘X Æ A-12’
That’s not some American Eagle Outfitters coupon code for pre-distressed jeans, as one fan suggested . No, that’s the name Tesla’s /zigman2/quotes/203558040/composite TSLA -2.48% Elon Musk — assuming he’s not joking — gave to the newborn he and his girlfriend Grimes just welcomed into the world.
“Mom & baby all good,” Musk told his fans in a tweet, adding another one showing off a freshly swaddled “X Æ A-12” marked up with face tatoos. “Never too young for some ink,” he wrote:
As for the name, there was plenty of speculation across the internet as to what it means. Here’s one fan’s take, which popped up on Reddit as a possible explanation:
It didn’t take long for the memes to fly as “X Æ A-12” quickly became a top trending topic on Twitter.
Eventually, Grimes, whose real name is Claire Elise Boucher, finally ended all the speculation — sort of — by unveiling the full explanation behind the name:
The baby is Grimes’ first child, while Musk shares five sons from his previous marriage.