New Delhi | Jagran Trending Desk: The SpaceX CEO and Internet’s favorite tech-giant Elon Musk recently became father to a son, and social media couldn’t congratulate enough as one of the celebratory glimpses of these troubled times.

However, when one of Musk’s 33.7 million followers demanded to know baby’s name, the reply from Musk was as astonishing as anything. He replied with ‘X Æ A-12’, which left the netizens wondering 

What does it really mean? How do you pronounce it? And didn’t this presumption stood correct that Elon was just kidding over the name of his son? However Elon’s partner Grimes stepped in to clear the doubts boiling around over the name of their child, and took to Twitter to explain the whole code which it is.

She decoded it with,

“•X, the unknown variable

•Æ, my elven spelling of Ai (love &/or Artificial intelligence)

•A-12 = precursor to SR-17 (our favorite aircraft). No weapons, no defenses, just speed. Great in battle, but non-violent

(A=Archangel, my favorite song)(sic),” she wrote on Twitter. 

Grimes was corrected by Elon as A-12 happens to be the precursor of SR-71 and not SR-17 as she wrote. “SR-71, but yes,” Elon wrote.

The Twitter had mixed reactions of awe, an immaculate exclusivity which the name possesses and surprise and shocks on top of everything.

“you realize this is a human child and not an EP right,” one user wrote. “That poor baby deserves a real name,” another user wrote. “Her child her choice. If it bothers them too much they could easily legally change it or go by whatever nick name or stage name they want when older,” wrote a user on Twitter.

There are several working theories on how to pronounce ‘X Æ A-12 Musk’ and what it might mean at the moment.

Why are people so fascinated with this couple?

The pair both had pretty obsessive fan communities going into the relationship – many of whom (mostly Grimes fans) had mixed feelings about them as a couple.

According to Guardian, there has been a constant stream of drama about them, including a run in with ubiquitous beefer Azealia Banks, a lot of complaints about their mismatched politics (she’s been a Bernie supporter since 2016; he thinks we should “FREE AMERICA NOW”) and, of course, the baby build up.

Posted By: Talib Khan