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Elon Musk and Grimes name son ‘X Æ A-12’, netizens flood Internet with memes

X Æ A-12: While Elon Musk's tweet about the baby's name was met with memes and jokes, people were only left more confused after the musician Grimes explained how the name was chosen.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: May 8, 2020 3:57:08 pm
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SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk and musician Grimes welcomed their first child together Tuesday, and the tech billionaire shared a photo of the newborn — a baby boy — with the world. But the choice of name for the child, as declared by Musk, has baffled people and they’ve been coming up with memes and explanations on social media.

When people started asking about the child’s name, Musk informed his 33.7 million on Twitter that his name would be ‘X Æ A-12’. He later returned on Twitter to say the baby had been born and both mother and child are “all good.”

He also shared picture of the newborn when followers requested a picture.

Most people were baffled by the choice of name and others wondered how it is prononouced. Soon memes and jokes took social media by storm.

Soon after, popstar and mother of the child, Grimes, stepped in to clear things up and explained the name’s meaning.

However, the explanation didn’t clear things and most people weren’t sure if Grimes explanation was part of an elaborate joke.

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