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Elon Musk calling his newborn son X Æ A-12

People laughing at Elon Musk calling his newborn son X Æ A-12 will be sorry when they’re battling his atomic space-legions in thirty years time, Elon Musk has predicted this morning.

The unusual name, which will look odd on a birth certificate or drivers license but is ideal for emblazoning on the side of a rocket-ship at the head of a legion of Hawk-Men, has excited comment and ridicule in equal measure – leading to Musk warning people they face life in the Plutonium Mines if they don’t knock it off.

You won’t laugh at my child’s name when he’s Emperor of Mars, insists Elon Musk

It has been suggested that Musk just used his WiFi password as a name, but the entrepreneur insisted that people will know what it means when he carves it into the moon with his giant orbital laser.

The new father went on to say that giving your kids a stupid name like Anakin, Ming or Donald so they’ll be badly bullied at school is just the first step to them growing up into galactic terrors with something to prove.

“Every parent has big dreams for their children, and I’m no different”, said Musk from his Zeppelin hovering in an undisclosed location.

“Some people want their kids to become a doctor or President, and I want mine to become despot of Jupiter and lord of the Treen armies of Venus.

“From his temple-palace on Olympus Mons, my son shall dominate the solar system and people will say ‘Hey,  that X Æ A-12 worked out pretty well despite the name and his batshit parents.”

Elon Musk announced the birth of their baby boy on Tuesday.

The Canadian musician -- real name Claire Elise Boucher -- explained "X" stands for "the unknown variable."

Meanwhile, "Æ" is the Elven spelling of AI, which is shorthand for artificial intelligence and translates to "love" in several languages, such as Japanese.

The 32-year-old star then shared that a part of her son's name is a reference to the couple's favorite aircraft.

"A-12 = precursor to SR-17 (our favorite aircraft). No weapons, no defenses, just speed. Great in battle, but non-violent," she added. Grimes concluded the message by revealing that the "A" in the name also represents "Archangel," which she described as her favorite song. While she was kind enough to decipher the name, she did not inform fans how to actually pronounce it.

X Æ A-12 is the couple's first child together. Musk, 48, has five other children -- twins Griffin and Xavier and triplets Damian, Saxon, and Kai -- from a previous marriage. Grimes confirmed her pregnancy in January when she posted on Instagram describing the difficulties of being pregnant while working.

"I feel like I was woefully ill prepared [because] I [don't know] if pregnancy is as visible or discussed as it should be," she wrote.

"I just didn't [really] 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 [though], but anything physical is hard. I'm also way more emo and less capable of bravery in the face of haters online and stuff haha."


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