On Tuesday, Tesla founder Elon Musk and singer Grimes welcomed their first child together.
Lovely news to be celebrated at any point in time, especially in the middle of a pandemic when the rest of the news cycle is rather dire.
The baby is Musk’s seventh (his first child with ex-wife Justine Wilson sadly died of SIDS at 10-weeks-old, and they have five other sons; a set of twins and a set of triplets, together), and Grimes’ first.
Musk confirmed the new arrival when he tweeted that Grimes, whose real name is Claire Boucher, and the baby boy were doing well and shared an image of himself holding his son, prompting his followers to ask the next logical question: What’s the baby’s name?
“X Æ A-12 Musk,” he replied to one.
Yes, it's very confusing. Nobody knows how to pronounce that or even what it... means, but most upsettingly, now I have to come up with a new name for my firstborn goddammit.
Today, an entire, excruciatingly long day later, there has still been no confirmation that this is us being trolled.
So here we are, believing the newest Musk child is named X Æ A-12.
BUT IS HE REALLY? I have no sound reasoning or evidence, but I truly feel like this is something Elon Musk, who once tweeted "Evian, the first bottled water, is naive spelled backwards" (true), would troll us over.