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Elon Musk & Grimes named their baby "X Æ A-XII". Is there any way you'd be surprised by what the baby calls Grimes? The quirky deets are here!

What does Elon Musk and Grimes baby call his mother?

When it comes to singer-musician Grimes, her fans refer to the star by her on-stage name. For friends and loved ones of the experimental pop idol, she is probably called Claire Boucher, her real name. But does her sixteen-month-old son also call her by the same name? Apparently so, as the baby reportedly does not like to call Grimes his mother. In all honesty, we can’t say we’re surprised about this. 

After all, when it comes to both art-pop musician Grimes and her boyfriend Elon Musk, the duo have certainly been anything but ordinary. From tons of controversy and beef with other stars, all the way to viral memes surrounding their quirks and peculiarities that are always bound to trend on Twitter, Grimes, Musk, and their baby have always been a hot topic in the media. Let’s take a look at the unusual celebrity fam here. 

So what does Grimes’s baby call her? 

In a recent Vogue video that documented Grimes getting ready for the highly anticipated Met Gala, the star shared tons of info on the baby she shares with SpaceX & Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The thirty-three-year-old musician explained that their sixteen-month-old son prefers to call her by her actual name. She expressed in the clip: “Being a mother feels weird to say. For some reason, I don’t identify with that word.”

Grimes explained her baby doesn’t like to call her his mother, and said: “He says Claire, but he doesn’t say Mama”. She went on to add: “Maybe he like, can sense my distaste for the word ‘mother.’ Which, I don’t even know why I have a distaste for it, because I respect . . . I just can’t identify with it, weirdly”. This is certainly something that is out of the ordinary, but for Grimes & Elon Musk, it seems par for the course. 

After all, Grimes & Musk already shocked the world when they announced the name of their baby, which is (get ready for it): X Æ A-XII Musk. Grimes explained in a tweet: “•X, the unknown variable •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 + (A=Archangel, my favorite song) (metal rat)”.

More info on their baby

X Æ A-XII may sound like a crazy name for a baby, but Grimes loves to call him “X” or “little X” for short. X, who was born on May 4th, 2020, also seems to love “radical art” as his mother explained all the way back in October. The pop artist shared: “I’ve watched Apocalypse Now and stuff with my baby,” she said. “He’s into radical art. Like, he just actually is, and I don’t think it’s problematic to engage with them on that level”.

In the newly released Vogue video, Grimes also expressed just how much having a baby changed her life when she said that being a mother and her journey so far “was a kind of rebirth for me, like artistically”. Could this mean that on her next album we’ll be getting some “X” inspired music? After all, the pop star did also share that she had “just finished an album”, and said that she thinks “it’s my greatest work that I’ve ever done”.

The singer expressed that she had actually just finished up her last song on the project about two nights before the Met Gala, and reflected that before, she got into her musical career with the intent of signing “to a major label and be a really big artist”, but now things are different. She expressed in the new video that: “No, I literally don’t care if anyone listens to this s**t, I just want it to be like, great. Like unequivocally great art”.

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