Elon Musk and his partner Grimes have been forced to change the name of their baby, who they originally named X Æ A-12, to avoid breaking the law.
California law states that special characters are not permitted in names which should employ the 26 alphabetical letters in the English language, though apostrophes and dashes are accepted.
To comply with the rules, Tesla Ceo Elon and musician were forced to change the name they originally bestowed on their son which had caused some controversy.
The couple previously explained the name they picked for their boy paid homage to their favourite aircraft SR-17 and the Elven spelling of A1.
However now Elon and Grimes have now changed their son’s name to X AE A-XII (with no special characters and numbers) followed up with the last name ‘Musk’.
When a social media recently questioned how to pronounce the name, Grimes responded you say ‘X A I’ as you would typically say those letters.
But it seems even the parents of X AE A-XII have some disagreement, as daddy Elon gave a completely different answer when he was asked.
“I mean it’s just X, the letter X… and then, the Æ is, like, pronounced ‘Ash’. And then, A-12, A-12 is my contribution,” he proudly added.
Therefore, Elon says the name is pronounced X Ash A 12.
Grimes gave birth to the boy on May 4 this year.
At the release of her fifth album in February, the then pregnant star said she could not understand the fascination with her romance with Elon.
“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 s**t that’s happened with my boyfriend this year has overwritten so much of my life’s work,” she told Rolling Stone magazine.