Grimes Reveals the Nickname She Calls Her Baby After Name Change

After Elon Musk and Grimes had to revise their child's name, the singer revealed the nickname she calls her newborn son.
By Derek Scancarelli May 30, 2020 4:52 PMTags
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But the couple hasn't exactly seen eye to eye on the precise pronunciation of their child's name. In an Instagram comment, Grimes explained to a curious fan that the child's name is pronounced, saying, "it's just X, like the letter X. Then A.I. Like how you said the letter A then I."

However, during a recent appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Musk had his own take on the name.

"How do you say the name?" Joe Rogan asked. "Is it a placeholder?"

"First of all, my partner is the one who mostly came up with the name," Musk said after a chuckle. "She's great with names. So, I mean, it's just X, the letter X, and then the Æ is pronounced Ash. A-12 was my contribution."

"Oh, why A-12?" Rogan asked.

"Archangel-12, the precursor to the SR-71, the coolest plane ever," the SpaceX engineer explained.

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Grimes also presented another revelation to Bloomberg: she's selling various items as part of an online art exhibition, including prints, photographs and even part of her soul.

But how do you buy a piece of someone's soul? Through a legal document, called "Selling Out," of course.

"The deeper we got with it, the more philosophically interesting it became," Grimes told Bloomberg. "Also, I really wanted to collaborate with my lawyer on art. The idea of fantastical art in the form of legal documents just seems very intriguing to me."

In a copy of the contract posted online, the document defines Grimes' soul as follows:

The "Soul" of Grimes:

(i) consists of the spiritual, immaterial and immortal essence of Grimes, which exists independently of and distrinctly from her physical being, but is the essence of life itself;

(ii) is mutable in time but immutable in space, containing eternal truth and wisdom;

(iii) is imbued with the knowledge of the good and with honor; and

(iv) contains perceptive, rational, and contemplative powers that enable it be close to the source of all things in the Universe. 

If you wish to buy Grimes' soul, you can visit the Maccarone Gallery's website, review the contract and submit a bid.