Elon Musk and Grimes welcomed little X Æ A-12 Musk into the world on Monday, but Musk’s Twitter gaffes have not stopped.
After Musk announced their newborn son’s birth in a reply to a thread about cars, Grimes took to Twitter to unpack the baby’s nearly indecipherable name.
Among other meanings, their baby’s name is also a reference to the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, a military aircraft introduced in 1966. Apparently, it’s also both Grimes’ and Musk’s “favorite aircraft” — don’t all couples bond over their favorite piece of military machinery? The “A-12” in the baby’s name refers to the precursor to the SR-71.
In her tweet, Grimes incorrectly called the aircraft the “SR-17” and then went through the age-old experience of being a woman on the internet.
Musk replied with a correction.
In her defense, Grimes had literally brought another life into this realm just before tweeting.
“I am recovering from surgery and barely alive so may my typos b forgiven,” she replied to her boyfriend.
U r a powerful 🧚♀️👸
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 6, 2020
When another Twitter user raised concerns over little X Æ A-12’s name, Grimes replied that she though it sounded like “the name of the main character in the story.”
“I hope he vibes with that,” she said.
I think it sounds like the name of the main character in the story 🪐 I hope he vibes with that.
Ok, going back into the pain/ beauty reverie for sum time, just came on to add my thoughts. Peace to all 🤍-🐉🐷🐁
— ꧁ ༒ Gℜiꪔ⃕es ༒꧂ 🍓🐉🎀 小仙女 (@Grimezsz) May 6, 2020
Neither parent has commented on how one would pronounce “X Æ A-12.” At least he can always go by a nickname!