Elon Musk’s bizarre baby name explained

Wednesday - 06/05/2020 07:52
Elon Musk and Grimes attend the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum in 2018. Picture: Neilson Barnard/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images
Elon Musk and Grimes attend the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum in 2018. Picture: Neilson Barnard/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images
Elon Musk and partner Grimes have explained the choice of name for their new baby - and it only makes matters more confusing

Elon Musk has stunned fans by revealing the bizarre name of his newborn son.

Musk’s girlfriend Grimes gave birth to the baby yesterday and the Tesla boss later revealed on Twitter that they had named the boy “X Æ A-12”.

Since announcing the name, fans have been speculating online about how exactly to pronounce it. Heres one guess:
 


New mum Grimes today hopped online for her first post-birth tweet, explaining how she and Musk arrived upon the name:

 

As one person on Twitter quipped: “You should try the big book of baby names next time.”

Musk later liked a tweet that guessed the name stands for “X Ash Arcangel.”

This is the first child for 31-year-old Canadian musician Grimes and is believed to be the sixth child for Musk, 48.

Grimes announced she was pregnant in January, and Musk had previously said the baby was expected to arrive on Monday.

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Don’t worry, the tattoos are a filter.
Don’t worry, the tattoos are a filter.
Source:Twitter
Elon Musk shared these photos of his son.
Elon Musk shared these photos of his son.
Source:Twitter


 

The big news comes a day after two of the Tesla CEO’s California properties appeared on the real estate website Zillow for a combined asking price of $US39.5 million.

One of the properties is a 20,000sq ft (1858sq m) Bel Air mansion, which Musk originally bought for $17 million.

The sprawling home includes seven bedrooms, a two-storey library, swimming pool, and a tennis court.

The second home on the market is on the same street with a $9.5 million price tag, and once belonged to actor Gene Wilder.

 

Grimes suggested she was pregnant with Elon Musk's baby with this Instagram post in January (look closer at her stomach).
Grimes suggested she was pregnant with Elon Musk's baby with this
Instagram post in January (look closer at her stomach).
Source:Supplied
 

In a series of bizarre tweets, Musk, who is worth an eye-watering $US37.3 billion, announced on Friday he would sell “almost all” of his physical possessions and “will own no house”.

He admitted to his 33 million Twitter followers on Friday that Grimes is “mad at him” for selling off his stuff.

“I am selling almost all physical possessions. Will own no house,” he wrote.

“My gf @Grimezsz is mad at me.”


 

He appeared to send a caveat about the second home to future buyers on Twitter.

“Just one stipulation on sale: I own Gene Wilder's old house. I cannot be torn down or lose any (sic) its soul,” Musk tweeted on Friday.

Wilder's old house is a 2756 square-foot (256sq m) ranch-style property that features five bedrooms.

Musk and companies connected to him are believed to own at least seven properties, most of which are located in Los Angeles, according to Business Insider.

The tech entrepreneur said his sudden decision to sell off his belongings wasn’t financially motivated.

However, he did say in a tweet that “possessions just weigh you down”.

“Don't need the cash. Devoting myself to Mars and Earth. Possession (sic) just weight you down,” Musk wrote.

When asked why he decided to suddenly downsize, the inventor simply replied: “Freedom.”

 

Elon Musk and Grimes at the Met Gala in 2018. Picture: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images
Elon Musk and Grimes at the Met Gala in 2018. Picture: Neilson Barnard/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images
 

After revealing Grimes’ due date on Friday, the industrial designer hit out at his company and personal fortune, tweeting: “Tesla stock price is too high imo (in my opinion).”

The tweet led to a $13 billion drop in Tesla’s value and erased nearly $3 billion from the value of Musk’s stake in the company.

The coronavirus outbreak forced his auto plant in Fremont to shut its doors in March, and Musk has been critical of lockdown orders since then.

California’s lockdown orders could force Tesla to scale back its original production forecast of more than half a million vehicles in 2020.

Musk demanded on Friday that people are given “their FREEDOM” as he tweeted the lyrics to the US national anthem.

 

Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk unveiling the all-electric battery-powered Tesla's Cybertruck in November. Picture: Frederic J. Brown/AFP
Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk unveiling the all-electric battery-powered
Tesla's Cybertruck in November. Picture: Frederic J. Brown/AFPSource:AFP
 

He previously slammed the stay-at-home orders on a company earnings call last week, saying the restrictions are “forcibly imprisoning people in their homes against all their constitutional rights.”

“People should be outraged,” he added.

More than 68,500 Americans have died from the coronavirus, with California accounting for 2214 of those deaths.

Tesla said last week it is managing working capital and cutting non-critical spending as it deals with the pandemic.

“We believe we are well-positioned to manage near-term uncertainty while achieving our long-term plans,” the company said in its quarterly investor letter.

This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission

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