When Elon Musk and Grimes welcomed their first child together at the beginning of May, the baby boy was immediately thrust into the public spotlight as curious folks tried making sense of his rather unique name.

The child’s name was revealed to be X Æ A-12, and quite naturally people had things to say about it. However, soon after the couple revealed the baby’s name, rumours surfaced that the name was actually not legal, due to the symbols and numbers. The couple further tweaked the child’s name to ensure it was strictly letters, updating it to “X Æ A-Xii,” according to a tweet from Grimes.

Elon Musk clarifies how to pronounce baby’s name.

However, now the baby’s birth certificate has been unveiled, thus confirming the baby’s true legal name. And, as it turns out, the baby boy’s name is indeed X AE A-XII Musk, including the change of numbers to roman numerals, in order for it to be legal.

Earlier on Joe Rogan’s podcast, Elon Musk had clarified how to pronounce the baby’s name as well as explained the inspiration and symbolism behind the letters. “It’s just X, the letter X, and the “AE” is pronounced is Ash,” he said at the time.


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