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Elon Musk And Grimes Aren’t The First To Give Their Child A Cooked Name

X Æ A-12, meet your new friends.

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.

We spoke about this on today’s episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

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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Spare A Thought For Chris Evans’ Dog, Who Has To Live Out This Iso Cut

Poor thing.

Won’t someone think of Chris Evans’ dog, please?

Iso haircuts have become the new norm. There’s just something about being stuck inside which causes everyone to think about getting drastic hair-do.

We spoke about iso-haircuts on this episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

Whether it be shaving all your hair off or dying it a crazy new colour, you’ve thought about it, considered the options and decided it was silly. But, for those of you who have given it a crack, we sincerely hope that it went better than this celebrity’s efforts.

Chris Evans, beloved actor and apparently now a professional pet-hairdresser, had some iso-fun on Tuesday. When he’s not denouncing Captain America’s nice-guy persona or running around American streets with Billy Eichner, he’s stuck in isolation with his pet dog, Dodger.

In a post made to Twitter, Chris Evans let the world know of his limited haircutting ability as he have Dodger a new hair-do.

He said, “I assured (Dodger that) I knew what I was doing. He seemed sceptical at first, but with the help of a few treats, I talked him into it. It went so wrong, so fast. I guess some things are better left to the professionals. (He hasn’t seen a mirror yet. I told him it looks great).” He uploaded photos as well, and we hate to say it – he was right, it doesn’t look great. Check it out for yourself. 

Understandably, the internet proceeded to drag Captain America for his extremely limited haircutting skills. 

And they did not hold back.

Fans of Chris Evans have been familiar with Dodger for quite a while now.

In 2018, the actor uploaded a video of when he first locked eyes with the dog. In a throwback Tweet, he said, “This is the moment we met. He was trying so hard to stay seated even though he desperately wanted to get out. I knew right away that he was coming home with me, so I took this video to always remember our first hello. Rescue dogs are the best dogs!”

Speaking of iso-habits, make sure you check out our chat all about iso-baking on this episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

Have you given your pet an isolation-haircut? Have you given your partner an isolation-haircut? Yourself even? Whatever the situation, we hope it turned out better than this mess.

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Lisa From The Veronicas Turned Her Pregnancy Loss Into A Powerful Message

"You are not alone."

In an extremely powerful and heart-wrenching post made to Instagram, Lisa Origliasso of The Veronicas has let the world know that she recently suffered from an ectopic pregnancy.

The Untouched singer said that she and her husband Logan Huffman thought their dreams of having a child were coming true before it turned into a nightmare situation. While Lisa Origliasso’s post is very heartbreaking, she ends the post on a positive note, hoping to positively impact anyone who may be going through a similar situation as her. 

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Lisa Origliasso began her series of Instagram Stories by saying, “We write this because we feel it’s important to share what’s real on these platforms. Not just the shiny highlight reel of life. The Yin and the yang, the shadow and the light the true human experience.”

(Credit: Lisa Origliasso’s Instagram Story)

Lisa Origliasso said, “A month ago all of our dreams seemed to have come true. We’d found out I had fallen pregnant… we cried, laughed and held on to each other in pure excitement that we were going to start a great journey.”

(Credit: Lisa Origliasso’s Instagram Story)

Although she’d experiencing irregular bleeding since the beginning, it wasn’t a concern, until the tide started turning in her pregnancy. Lisa said, “My breasts were huge, my sense of smell was overwhelmingly strong, & I was waking up at 2:30 am nauseous every night…” At “about 5.5 weeks” in, Lisa Origliasso said that her bleeding became “heavier, not lighter”, saying, “My heart sank and I knew something was wrong.”

(Credit: Lisa Origliasso’s Instagram Story)

Lisa Origliasso said, “It was in fact, an ectopic pregnancy. And I needed urgent medical attention to prevent it from becoming critical. I was immediately admitted to (the) hospital. Sometimes in life no matter which way we step, no matter what choice we make, we’re destined to hurt.”

(Credit: Lisa Origliasso’s Instagram Story)

And while Lisa Origliasso’s experience is extremely sad, the singer remained optimistic. “I was told I was just one of the ‘really unlucky ones’ But I can not see that as truth… It’s been some of the darkest times of our lives yes, but it’s also been some of the happiest.”

Lisa Origliasso ended the statement saying, “Inevitably, I know one day we will have a family, but it just wouldn’t feel right to share the good news in the future, without paying respect, love and bringing awareness to the heartbreaking journey so many women and couples face every day. If this story makes one less woman feel alone, then that to me is worth it.”

(Credit: Lisa Origliasso’s Instagram Story)

We absolutely admire the strength and courage that Lisa from The Veronicas has shown in detailing her ectopic pregnancy. For more on The Veronicas being superb human beings, make sure you check out this story.

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