Grimes revealed the updated name after fans asked if California law might affect the officiality of their child’s name. Although it has not been confirmed exactly why they updated, but California’s birth registration handbook states that baby names can only include the 26 alphabetical characters of the English language, with the exception of hyphens or apostrophes.
Speaking with Joe Rogan on The Joe Rogan Experience, Elon Musk revealed that Grimes “actually mostly came up with” it and showed how to pronounce the name. “It’s just X, the letter X, and then the Æ is pronounced ‘Ash’ and then A-12 is my contribution.” Grimes then took to Twitter to offer a detailed breakdown of the name’s meaning to her and Elon.
Catch Grimes’ conversation with her fans in the Instagram post below.
•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)
(⚔️🐁 metal rat)
— ꧁ ༒ Gℜiꪔ⃕es ༒꧂ 🍓🐉🎀 小仙女 (@Grimezsz) May 6, 2020
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