Here’s How To Pronounce X Æ A-12

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It still doesn’t make much sense, but OK!

I know what you were thinking when you found out Grimes and Elon Musk named their kid X Æ A-12: How the hell do you pronounce that?!

•X, the unknown variable ⚔️
•Æ, my elven spelling of Ai (love &/or Artificial intelligence)
•A-12 = precursor to SR-17 (our favorite aircraft). No weapons, no defenses, just speed. Great in battle, but non-violent 🤍
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(A=Archangel, my favorite song)
(⚔️🐁 metal rat)

Well, I finally have answers for you!

On Wednesday, Grimes shared her first Instagram post since having the baby, announcing that she’s the cover star of the latest Italian Vogue issue.

People were obviously very curious about X Æ A-12, so they used this opportunity to ask her about him. One fan, like all of us, wanted to know how to pronounce his name.

Grimes responded with her explanation:


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“It’s just X, like the letter X. Then A.I. Like how you said the letter A then I,” she wrote.

The name is pronounced as “X AI,” which isn’t nearly as complicated as I thought!

This leaves me with so many questions, though. Do they not plan on using “A-12” while referring to the kid by name? And would it count as three separate names? So would the kid actually be named X?

I’m still absolutely confused, but I’m glad Grimes finally cleared up the pronunciation.

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