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People name their babies all sorts of crazy things – names that are invented, spelled weird, aren’t names at all but places or like, fruit – but I promise you that whatever you think you’re prepared for when it comes to Elon Musk’s choice, you are wrong.

The baby’s name? If it can be classified as a name?

X Æ A-12.

I have no idea what that means. Neither does anyone else, and Elon and his baby mama ain’t talking. There are theories on Reddit and elsewhere that involve aircraft and elven spellings of traditional Chinese words and who knows what else.

What we do know is that no one knows how to pronounce it and everyone feels sorry for the kid, despite the fact that it will never want for anything (aside from a better name).

A fan requested a picture of the new dad and the new baby, and got a cute image…and the name.

To further prove his weirdness, Musk also posted pictures of the baby with face tattoos drawn on the screen.

Musk and the baby’s mother, singer Grimes (Claire Boucher) have been linked for the past two years. She confirmed early in the pregnancy that Musk was the father, and has seemed a bit stunned by the whole process – from dating one of the most (in)famous men in the world to experiencing pregnancy.

“…I just did not understand what I was getting into at all. Not that I’m mad about it. I just didn’t think it would be a thing. The shit that’s happened with my boyfriend this year has overwritten so much of my life’s work.”

So she says she’s isn’t mad about it, and yet…

As far as pregnancy, apparently she’s one of the only women in the world who didn’t realize it’s quite an ordeal.

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Fake or real? Haha. Wow I’m starting to feel bad haha… how do y’all cope with working and having a baby?? I’m sorry I haven’t been promoting my album properly or on social media more. This whole thing has been a bit of an ordeal. Had some complications early on, a decent second trimester but starting to hurt everywhere at 25 wksz. What were yalls experience w this stuff like? I feel like I was woefully ill prepared cuz I dunno if pregnancy is as visible or discussed as it should be. I just didn’t rly understand what I was getting into. It’s been good too, but it makes working a lot harder. Good at writing and having lots of wild ideas tho, but anything physical is hard. Im also way more emo and less capable of bravery in the face of haters online and stuff haha. But my albums out in a sec so I prob need to get back on here. Don’t mind my emo energy, but curious what other ppls experience was like 🤍🐁🍼 I didn’t even google it, I was just like sure y not hahaha smh

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“I feel like I was woefully ill prepared cuz I dunno if pregnancy is as visible or discussed as it should be. I just didn’t rly understand what I was getting into. It’s been good, too, but it makes working a whole lot harder.”

People are losing their minds, and what happens next?

Excellent memes, of course.

Like this one, depicting the moment of his birth.

This picture-perfect homage to Parasite.

I have no idea what I’m looking at here, but it’s hilarious.

And also people pointing out that 2020 is full of excellent band names.

I don’t know what to say, y’all, I really don’t. On the one hand, just…

Nope. I’ve got nothing except wow.

Rich people are super effing weird.


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