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Elon Musk, Grimes and more celebs who picked unusual baby names

Wonderwall Logo By Wonderwall.com Editors of Wonderwall | Slide 1 of 54: Celebs are different from the rest of us. And sometimes, that extends to what they name their children. Join Wonderwall.com as we take a look at some of the more unusual names famous people have given their kids... In May 2020, musician Grimes and her boyfriend, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, welcomed a son together. They made headlines for days after announcing his unusual name: X Æ A-12 Musk. Grimes later shared the inspiration behind the unique moniker, tweeting that X is "the unknown variable," Æ is "my elven spelling of Ai (love &/or Artificial intelligence)" and that A-12 is the precursor to the SR-71 plane -- her and Elon's favorite aircraft. As for how to pronounce it? According to Grimes, "It's just X, like the letter X. Then A.I. Like how you said the letter A then I," she wrote on Instagram. Elon, however, had a different take on one of his boy's names, telling podcaster Joe Rogan, "I mean it's just X, the letter X. And then the Æ is, like, pronounced 'Ash'… and then A-12, A-12 is my contribution." However, while the couple can call their child whatever they wish, his birth certificate now says something different: In California, where they live, legal names can only include the 26 letters in the English alphabet, so they had to legally change it to X AE A-XII Musk. Elon also has five sons with his first wife: Griffin, Saxon, Xavier, Damian and Kai. Son Nevada died as an infant.Keep reading for more of Hollywood's most offbeat baby names...

X AE A-XII Musk

Celebs are different from the rest of us. And sometimes, that extends to what they name their children. Join Wonderwall.com as we take a look at some of the more unusual names famous people have given their kids... In May 2020, musician Grimes and her boyfriend, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, welcomed a son together. They made headlines for days after announcing his unusual name: X Æ A-12 Musk. Grimes later shared the inspiration behind the unique moniker, tweeting that X is "the unknown variable," Æ is "my elven spelling of Ai (love &/or Artificial intelligence)" and that A-12 is the precursor to the SR-71 plane -- her and Elon's favorite aircraft. As for how to pronounce it? According to Grimes, "It's just X, like the letter X. Then A.I. Like how you said the letter A then I," she wrote on Instagram. Elon, however, had a different take on one of his boy's names, telling podcaster Joe Rogan, "I mean it's just X, the letter X. And then the Æ is, like, pronounced 'Ash'… and then A-12, A-12 is my contribution." However, while the couple can call their child whatever they wish, his birth certificate now says something different: In California, where they live, legal names can only include the 26 letters in the English alphabet, so they had to legally change it to X AE A-XII Musk. Elon also has five sons with his first wife: Griffin, Saxon, Xavier, Damian and Kai. Son Nevada died as an infant.

Keep reading for more of Hollywood's most offbeat baby names...

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