It’s not cool to make fun of kids (just ask Chrissy Teigen), and that probably goes double for a newborn baby. But I submit that the jokes about Elon Musk’s baby “name” choice are really about his parents, not him at all.
•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
If anything, we all feel a bit sorry for the little guy, despite how much money he’ll have growing up.
These people on Twitter definitely agree, so don’t feel too badly about laughing at their jokes!
18. You guyyyys, this picture doesn’t even need a caption.
Just like this kid’s name, it’s never going to make sense.
X Æ A-12 be like “I’m going to bed” pic.twitter.com/qoNova82DJ
— Kellogg’s Hard Lemonade (@1998hondacoupe) May 6, 2020
17. Why even bother with a crib, honestly?
And he doesn’t need that swaddle. It will only impede his floating.
Elon Musk and Grimes’s son in the nursery pic.twitter.com/1Bj9Nf9rPr
— Macks (@maxholcomb0) May 5, 2020
16. And he’s not telling.
His lips are zippered.
The only person who knows how to pronounce Elon Musk's child's name pic.twitter.com/eF6uejrpit
— Jodie ♡ (@Jodie_vS) May 6, 2020
15. But what are his friends going to call him?
Because you can’t predict that nickname, I promise you that.
Elon Musk's son when someone takes his toy in day care pic.twitter.com/gqHf9P2oxQ
— Cryptic (@CrypticNoOne) May 5, 2020
14. This is as accurate as it is hilarious.
elon musk and grimes be like “X Æ A-12 we got u a dog” pic.twitter.com/AC5Q3G28VF
— eduardonut (@eduardonut0) May 7, 2020
13. He joins legions of us.
But I refuse to believe Trisha is even in the same ballpark.
X Æ A-12 is never gonna find their name on a gift shop keychain
— agent p (@wlwgosling) May 6, 2020
12. He hopes he’s that fabulous.
Jury’s still out; he’s got a lot to overcome.
“go to your room”
X Æ A-12: pic.twitter.com/8BuGtVhqJ3
— loser ⋆ (@tristehomo) May 6, 2020
11. That sounds about right.
They’ll probably be living in outer space by the time he’s old enough for chores and stuff.
Elon telling X Æ A-12 he’s grounded pic.twitter.com/UvQUFOXSGP
— Phill (@hybridxearth) May 5, 2020
10. I mean. It’s probably as effective as most heart-to-hearts with teenagers.
Maybe more? It’s hard to say.
Elon musk and his son X Æ A-12 having a heart to heart pic.twitter.com/ijLwzOeJY0
— ivan 🇩🇴 (@colladoivan21) May 6, 2020
9. He’s skipping right over the jetpack stage.
There’s no gravity on Mars anyway.
X Æ A-12 get yo ass down here 😠🤬🤦♀️ pic.twitter.com/GfkITscEp5
— marcus (@9oxqt2tumi) May 5, 2020
8. They’d better not forget to plug him in at night.
I suppose Musk is prepared for that sort of thing.
Elon Musk’s son not gonna have birthdays he’s gonna have updates😭😭
— juju (@jujubangzz_) May 6, 2020
7. I don’t know why this is so funny.
I’m still laughing though.
old mcdonald had a farm X Æ A-12
— aaron (@aaronneedshelp) May 5, 2020
6. He won’t need any help learning how to make videos.
I bet he’s already made some, tbh. He’s on TikTok.
The way she’s immediately going to be hired as X Æ A-12’s nanny pic.twitter.com/1rqvcfp5D7
— ÆRIC (@vareric96) May 6, 2020
5. If only it were that easy.
Maybe he’s onto something.
Elon Musk and Grimes trying to adjust the code for their son X Æ A-12 when he starts acting up pic.twitter.com/95wKZgutk8
— Aisha (@aishaasyed) May 5, 2020
4. Trust me, no one was going to guess that.
Nor would they try to, honestly.
Elon Musk really up and named his son a Strong Password.
— Big Odun Energy (@OdunEweniyi) May 5, 2020
3. You guys I cannot with these videos.
Where are people finding them?!
X Æ A-12 taking his first steps, they grow up so fast❤️pic.twitter.com/tdaKUxkfqz
— a (@brokeangeI) May 6, 2020
2. I have no idea what’s going on here.
But it seems as legit as anything else.
Omg I figured out how to pronounce X Æ A-12 pic.twitter.com/ppfE0x8Nfh
— Ben Yahr (@benyahr) May 5, 2020
1. Honestly, this really explains a lot.
Not everything, but some of it.
im crying pic.twitter.com/YRIdEmpiuw
— allie (@juulgod50) May 5, 2020
What were they thinking?
Let’s take a poll on whether or not this kid is going to change his “name” in 18 years.