Elon Musk Struggles To Recognise Reporter's Pronunciation Of His Baby's Name
Elon Musk's unusual choice of a baby name has caused much confusion about how to actually pronounce it, and one reporter appears to have got it wrong.
In a video of the interview, filmed by Tobias Lindh, the reporter asks Musk: "How's X Æ A-12?"
Musk says: "Sorry?" with the reporter repeating the pronunciation, which sounds like ex-ash-ay-twelve.
He replies: "Oh, you mean my kid! That sounds like a password."
Musk has previously spoken about the pronunciation of his four-month-old baby's name, who he had with singer Grimes.
The unusual name has been a talking point since it was announced, largely because people didn't really have a clue how to say it.
Musk and the reporter both laughed it off, thankfully making it much less awkward than it had the potential to be.
He added: "He's great! I think next time I am going to bring him, maybe come back in a few months and bring him along."
When Joe Rogan asked Musk how to pronounce the baby's name on his podcast back in May, he tried to clear things up a bit.
Speaking on the show, he said: "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. Archangel 12, the precursor to the SR-71, is the coolest plane ever."
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But, that's a bit heavy-going for just knocking about at home.
Speaking to Bloomberg, first-time mother and musician Grimes - real name Claire Elise Boucher - confirmed that the little guy's nickname is 'Little X'.
Yep, that makes sense. Sounds like a rapper, or maybe a wrestler.
The baby's name has also been changed to comply with Californian law.
According to state legislation, people cannot have Indo-Arabic numerals in their names, so the singer and the billionaire couple changed it to... X Æ A-Xii.
Grimes confirmed the news on her Instagram account after a fan asked: "Did you change the baby name because of Californian laws? What is the baby's new name?"
The Canadian popstar replied: "X Æ A-Xii."
Another fan then commented: "Nice! Just removed the numbers to confirm [sic] to California law."
Grimes then wrote: "Roman numerals. Looks better tbh."
The fan who posed the original question then explained: "You aren't allowed to have numbers in your name so she replaced the numbers with Roman numerals."
Featured Image Credit: Tobias Lindh
Topics: US News