Tesla founder Elon Musk and musician Claire Boucher, stage name Grimes, welcomed their first child on Monday. Whether their baby was born on this planet, or inside Musk’s secret city on Mars, however, will probably remain inside the family. Last Friday, the tech entrepreneur went on a tweeting spree, declaring Tesla stock prices too high, announcing his decision to get rid of his material possessions including his house, and, naturally, revealing that Grimes was mad at him, presumably over the whole “getting rid of our house” thing. Where’s that baby supposed to live, Elon?! In the midst of his tweets, Musk also announced the impending arrival of his sixth child: “Baby due on Monday.”
On Monday evening, Musk then tweeted at a follower inquiring about their child, saying “A few hours away!,” and later, “Mom & baby all good.” The baby is Grimes’ first child, and joins Musk’s five sons from his marriage to ex-wife, author Justine Wilson. As for the baby’s name, we are waited with bated breath, because you just know it’s going to be something absolutely incredible.
Update May 5, 9:57 a.m.: After a follower asked, Musk tweeted that the baby’s name is “X Æ A-12 Musk.” It’s unclear how serious he is, although we hope the answer is “very.” He also tweeted that the baby was a boy. Musk also shared a photo of their son with face-tattoo and eyelash filters, and another of him holding the baby.
Update May 6, 7:21 am.: Grimes’s first tweet as a new mother is a bullet-pointed explanation of her son’s full name and thank goodness for that. Turns out Elon Musk was dead serious when he revealed X Æ A-12’s name on Twitter. It wasn’t even a first draft. X really just means X (“the unknown variable,” Grimes writes). Æ is her “elven spelling of Ai” which doubles as the Chinese word for “love” and Artificial Intelligence, to them. Finally, she revealed that A-12 is a reference to their — wait for it — favorite aircraft. “No weapons, no defenses, just speed,” she wrote. “Great in battle, but non-violent.” Plus, a bonus meaning, the “A” stands for “Archangel,” her “favorite song.” “I think it sounds like the name of the main character in the story,” she replied to a tweet saying the name sounds like an EP title. “I hope he vibes with that.”