Congrats are in order for Tesla-CEO Elon Musk and alternative-musician Grimes for welcoming their new baby into the world. Having said that, we will not be applauding their choice of name.
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In what appears to be the official baby-name announcement Tweet, Elon Musk let it be known to the world that the name of his child is, in fact, X Æ A-12. Yep, X Æ A-12. Does it seem like we’re joking? Check out the Tweet for yourself.
Like, how on earth are you supposed to pronounce X Æ A-12? Ex-ai-ay-twelve? Ten-ai-ay-twelve? Honestly, we’re not going to even try.
According to a genius on Twitter, the name is supposedly pronounced ‘X Ash Archangel’, allow us to explain. The character Æ is actually pronounced as ‘Ash’ when said aloud, and A-12 is a CIA aircraft, with the internal codename, ‘Archangel.’ Safe to say, the internet had a field day with this one.
While this certainly is the weirdest baby-name in recent memory, they definitely aren’t the first celebrity couple to give their kid a cooked name. Let’s reflect on some of the most iconic ones in recent memory.
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Raddix (Child of Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden)
To put it simply, we have no clue what a Raddix is. Even after significant research, we’re unsure of where the name came from. As Cameron Diaz is notoriously a private person, she hasn’t really spoken about the roots of her child’s name, so we’re left to speculate. What do you think? Is Raddix inspired by a Mexican t-shirt brand? An EDM DJ from Texas? Or did they go with the name because it’s the Latin word for “root” or “base”? We’re going to go with the latter there.
Apple (Child of Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow)
Do you think Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow were sitting in their kitchen discussing baby-names when Gwyneth took a sly glance at the fruit bowl to then spitball the name ‘Apple,’ which Chris Martin immediately took seriously, so they both ran with it? Yeah, us too. The fact that Apple’s last name is Martin is baffling. Borderline appalling, borderline chic – my only hope is that Apple marries someone with the surname “Knee” and takes their last name as a hyphenation. Apple Martin-Knee, sounds good to us, we’ll take two.
Moon Unit, Dweezil, and Diva Thin Muffin (Children of Frank Zappa and Adelaide Gail Zappa)
We bet when you saw the name “Moon Unit,” you thought that was the name of Elon Musks’ kid’s, but you’d be wrong. Honestly, we’re not sure where to start with these names. What on earth is ‘Diva Thin Muffin’ meant to evoke? Or Dweezil for that matter? Will Moon Unit fulfil his name and become an astronaut? We hope so. Best of luck to these kids.
Poppy Honey Rosie, Daisy Boo Pamela, Buddy Bear, and Petal Blossom Rainbow (Children of Jamie Oliver and Juliette Norton)
Perhaps Jamie Oliver and Juliette Norton were watching a bunch of kids shows or looking at cereal-box characters when they decided to name their children these names. While all these names seem to be perfect for children, what on earth will happen when these kids eventually grow up? Can you take Daisy Boo or Buddy Bear seriously? We can’t.
What do you think? Do Elon Musk and Grimes have the weirdest baby name? Possibly, but at least they’re in some good company.
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