Tesla CEO Elon Musk and singer Grimes change their newborn’s name

The couple changed their baby’s name to comply with California’s state constitution. (AFP)
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Updated 26 May 2020

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and singer Grimes change their newborn’s name

  • Shortly after the couple announced the birth of their first son together in May, his name, X Æ A-12 Musk, sparked a debate online

DUBAI: Just when fans started to learn the name of Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Canadian pop singer Grimes’ newborn, they have gone and changed it.

Shortly after the couple announced the birth of their first son together in May, his name, X Æ A-12 Musk, sparked a debate online.

Both the Tesla billionaire and the Vancouver-born singer, who have been together since May 2018, took to their social media accounts to clear the doubts over the baby’s name.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

We have spilled too much blood and not enough wine

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“X, the unknown variable. Æ, my elven spelling of Ai (love and/or Artificial intelligence). A-12 = precursor to SR-17 (our favorite aircraft). No weapons, no defenses, just speed. Great in battle, but non-violent + (A=Archangel, my favorite song) (metal rat),” Grimes wrote on Twitter.

However, according to California’s state constitution, names can only use the 26 alphabetical characters of the English language, which is exactly what a fan pointed out on Grimes’ latest Instagram post.

The user said: “Did you change the baby name because of Californian laws? What is the baby’s new name?” Grimes replied: “X Æ A-Xii.”

She then answered another user explaining that the number 12 was changed to Roman numerals. “Looks better (to be honest),” Grimes added.

However, fans were still confused as to whether or not the dash was allowed in the name, and Grimes confirmed it was.

The couple announced that they were expecting a child together in January. Grimes, who was born Claire Boucher, revealed the news on her Instagram site via a maternity portrait shot by photographer Eli Russell Linnetz.

Since then, the 32-year-old has been documenting her journey on Instagram by posting pictures of her growing baby bump.


Gigi Hadid denies claims she is ‘disguising’ baby bump

Updated 06 July 2020

Gigi Hadid denies claims she is ‘disguising’ baby bump

DUBAI: Gigi Hadid’s baby bump has been a hot topic on social media over the past few days. 

The part-Palestinian supermodel called out British Vogue for tweeting: “@GiGiHadid is yet to post a picture showing her baby bump, but her genius disguise gives an insight into her lockdown pregnancy.”

The publication was reporting on the catwalk star’s Instagram live video from June 24, in which she spoke with activist and chef Sophia Roe about racial discrimination, the Black Lives Matter movement and more.

One viewer commented on the video saying: “How do you not have a tummy? I’m four months into my pregnancy and my tummy is huge. You look great though!”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

@sophia_roe

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Hadid replied: “This angle and the really baggy jumpsuit make for an optical illusion. From the side it’s a different story! Wishing you the best!”

The 25-year-old mom-to-be replied to British Vogue’s tweet saying: “Disguise ....? I said in a baggy jumpsuit the front and side views are visually different stories — not that that was intentional or I was trying to hide anything. Will be proud and happy to share ‘insight’ when I feel like it, thanks.”

She followed up saying: “For now I am proudly experiencing and sharing this time with my family and loved ones.”

Hadid is expecting her first child with former One Direction star Zayn Malik. She announced her pregnancy in April. The couple are having a baby girl.