So it was really no joke: the son of musician Grimes (32, "Miss Anthropcene") and Tesla boss Elon Musk (48) is officially called X AE A-Xii Musk. This proves the birth certificate, which the US magazine "TMZ" has now published in a corresponding article. Both Grimes and Musk spoke about the strange name several times, but some commentators insisted that it was a joke. Not at all, as the official papers now prove.
The two actually wanted to call their son X Æ A-12. However, a regulation in the state of California prohibits the use of special characters and numbers in names. Therefore, it now became legally compliant X AE A-Xii. But why the whole thing? According to the couple, the X stands for an "unknown variable", Æ is the "Elf spelling for Ai", synonymous with love and / or artificial intelligence, and A-12 is the forerunner of the SR-71, the two's favorite aircraft, and also stands for Archangel, the couple's favorite band.