Grimes Reveals Adjustment She Had to Make to Baby Boy’s Unique Name

Weeks after revealing X Æ A-12 as the name she and boyfriend Elon Musk chose for their first child together, the ‘Genesis’ singer reveals that her son’s moniker now includes Roman numerals.

AceShowbizGrimes‘ baby boy will no longer be written down as X Æ A-12. Nearly three weeks after puzzling many with the unique moniker she gave to her first child with boyfriend Elon Musk, the “Genesis” singer admitted to have made some adjustment, unveiling that it now includes Roman numerals.

The 32-year-old singer made the revelation via Instagram comments. On Sunday night, May 24, she was asked by a fan in a post unrelated to her baby’s name, “Did you change the baby name because of Californian laws? What is the baby’s new name?” In response, she simply wrote back, “X Æ A-Xii,” without spilling any other details.

Grimes responded to question about changes to baby boy’s name

The “Flesh Without Blood” singer, however, did note in another response to a different fan that “one dash is allowed” in California law. When a third devotee applauded her ingenuity to abide to the state’s law, she expressed her satisfaction at the tweak she made by dishing, “Roman numerals. Looks better tbh.”

Grimes expressed satisfaction at the tweak she made to son’s name

In a separate comment thread, Grimes was asked by a different follower if she calls her bundle of joy “X” or “Æ (Ash)”. To which question, she wrote back, “he has many names.”

Grimes reacted to fan’s question about how she called her boy

Grimes gave birth to her first child on May 4. After announcing that she and her boyfriend named their boy, X Æ A-12, she explained the meaning behind the unique moniker. “X, the unknown variable,” she tweeted. “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,” the singer, whose real name is Claire Boucher, went on detailing. “A=Archangel, my favorite song,” she further noted before adding a rat and sword emoji.

Days after she came forward with the name, a family law attorney by the name of David Glass told PEOPLE that she would not be able to get her baby boy’s name accepted as valid by the state of California. He pointed out, “In California, you can only use the ’26 characters’ of the English language in your baby name.”

“Thus, you can’t have numbers, Roman numerals, accents, umlauts or other symbols or emojis. Although an apostrophe, for a name like ‘O’Connor,’ is acceptable,” the lawyer continued explaining. “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.”

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