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Grimes and Elon Musk's "X Æ A-12" Baby Name Won't Be Accepted

According to California law, only the 26 characters of the English alphabet are legally allowed.

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UPDATE (May 7, 2020): Following Grimes and Elon Musk‘s reveal of their baby son’s name, it turns out that, legally, “X Æ A-12” cannot be accepted by the state of California. Grimes gave birth to a baby boy earlier this week, and Musk was quick to tweet out the child’s name, X Æ A-12, which quickly began trending on social media due to its unusual makeup. Grimes later tweeted its meaning, explaining the purpose of each character. Now, according to People, it seems as if the unorthodox name is not technically legal.

A family law attorney explained that California only allows for the 26 characters of the English alphabet to be used, meaning that any special characters or symbols will be rejected. If Grimes and Musk did indeed fill out their baby’s birth certificate at the hospital with X Æ A-12, “they have an opportunity to appeal the rejection of the birth certificate application but it’s unlikely that it will be granted because, again, California…has been struggling with using symbols,” the lawyer added.

It remains to be seen whether the parents will still proceed with the name. In the meantime, peep Grimes’ explanation of the name below.


ORIGINAL STORY (May 5, 2020): Grimes and Elon Musk have just welcomed their first child together, and Musk has shared the first picture of the baby on his Twitter. Following a two-year-long relationship, Grimes revealed the pregnancy with a cryptic post in January with a baby photoshopped into her stomach, as well as a private Instagram account with the username “WarNymph,” which is now public and filled with images of a fantasy-like creature.

After Elon Musk revealed the baby had been born, the Tesla CEO also shared an image of himself with the baby. “Mon & baby all good” Musk tweeted, followed by questions surrounding the name and gender of the child from fans, to which he responded ” “X Æ A-12 Musk.”

Peep the tweets below, and congratulations to Grimes and Elon Musk!

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