Elon Musk corrects his baby’s mom about the spy plane their son is named after, prompting Grimes to blast Tesla chief – The Sun

ELON Musk corrected his baby's mother on the name of the spy plane that their son is named after, prompting Grimes to blast the Tesla chief.

Grimes shot back at Musk after he corrected her breakdown of their baby's name, X Æ A-12, on Twitter.

Singer Grimes had tweeted a breakdown of X Æ A-12, and said that the "A-12" comes as the "precursor to SR-17 (our favorite aircraft)".

"No weapons, no defenses, just speed. Great in battle, but non-violent," she said of the plane.

In a response to Grimes' tweet, father Musk corrected her on the name of the spy plane that inspired the A-12 in their child's name.

"SR-71, but yes," the Tesla CEO tweeted.

The A-12 aircraft was developed by the CIA "to avoid Soviet Union air defenses during the Cold War," according to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

It was first deployed in 1967.

Around the same time, the SR‑71 – a modified version of the A-12, was developed and began operations, the NGA said.

Musk added a tweet with a picture of an A-12 aircraft, with the words: "Archangel-12."

Grimes – whose real name is Claire Elise Boucher – shot back at her beau, saying she's "barely alive" after giving birth to her baby on May 4.

"I am recovering from surgery and barely alive so may my typos b forgiven but, da****t," Grimes tweeted.

"That was meant to be profound," she added.

The lovers' joking tiff came to an end as Musk called Grimes "powerful" and tweeted emojis at her.

"Haha E," she responded with hearts.

The baby's name had left people puzzled, as they questioned if X Æ A-12 was the child's real name or a joke.

As the couple revealed the breakdown, however, it appears that the name is legitimate.

Grimes explained in her tweet that "X comes from "the unknown variable" and Æ was her "elven spelling of Ai (love &/or Artificial intelligence)".

She added that the A-12 is inspired by the aircraft, which Musk later corrected.

Grimes then added that "A" comes from "Archangel, my favorite song".

People have been confused as to how the child's name is pronounced – but the explanation could be simple.

Although the couple announced their baby's name, they may not be able to legally put "X Æ A-12" on the birth certificate.

Under California law, only the 26 letters of the English alphabet are allowed to be used for names, CNN reported.

The child's birth came the day after Musk listed two of his Los Angeles homes worth $40million for sale, and as he appeared to land a $700million stock payout.

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