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Elon Musk And Grimes Change Their Baby’s Name To Include Roman Numerals

by Sarah Bregel
Sarah Bregel is an editor at LittleThings.com covering entertainment, trending stories, adorable stuff, parenting, and more. She is also a freelance writer, mom of two, dog mom, feminist, and deep-breather.

Elon Musk and singer Grimes made headlines when they had their first baby earlier this month. Of course, they gave their son a totally out-there name.

I mean, what could we expect from the couple who loves to walk to the beat of their own drum?

The baby’s name was originally X Æ A-12. But that didn’t work out as planned. The couple was told that the name didn’t comply with California state law. Names cannot include numeric characters or diacritical marks like “ñ” or “ç,” which are used to signify pronunciation in other languages. Names can include only the letters of the alphabet.

Now the couple has reportedly renamed their baby … but it’s not that far off from the original.

The baby’s new name will be X Æ A-Xii. Yes, those are Roman numerals. There is still a dash in the name, but apparently it makes the cut.

Grimes confirmed the name change on social media, saying that she’s into the new look. “Roman numerals. Looks better tbh.”

That may be true, but as for pronouncing the name, we’re totally lost. We aren’t really sure where the name comes from or what it means. Chances are, we’ll find out soon enough.

For more on the story about the baby formerly known as X Æ A-12, check out the video.

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