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Eccentric tech billionaire, Tesla boss, and DJ Elon Musk welcomed a newborn baby today alongside his longtime girlfriend, GrimesX Æ A-12 was born this morning and, in true bizarre fashion, Musk shared a photo of the baby with a face tattoo filter.

No, X Æ A-12 is not the serial number of one of Musk's newest Tesla models. X Æ A-12 is the name of his child.

The peculiar name is the latest golden tidbit in what has been a string of baffling news stories about Musk and Grimes. Back in January, Grimes took to Instagram to announce the pregnancy and share a NSFW photo baring her nipples, writing, "being knocked up is a very feral and war-like state of being," in a comment. At the time, speculation about the baby's father mounted and Musk was thrust into the limelight as a possibility due to the pair's on-again, off-again relationship. X Æ A-12 is Grimes’ first child, while Musk shares five sons from his previous marriage. 

Later in the month, Musk went on to release a house single called "Don't Doubt Ur Vibe."

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As for the name, the interwebs are naturally buzzing with theories about the inspiration behind it, and one diligent Reddit sleuth may have unearthed it.

No word yet on a middle name, but you're safe to let your imagination run wild with possibilities of what it could be. 


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