As for the A-12, he called the plane "our favorite plane", and touted its "no weapons, no defenses, just speed". Yeah, she's great at names.
No mention of the A-12, though.
Whatever the name, it may not appear on the baby's official California birth certificate, at least not in the spelling that has been shared so far. Following up with the slightly more cheeky, "Is it a placeholder?"
Musk had previously told a fan asking after the baby's name that they'd called him X Æ A-12 Musk and, after clarifying that it wasn't a joke, Grimes took to social media on Thursday to explain how the name should be spoken.
"I mean it's just X, the letter X", Musk said.
Musk says the X is just "X" and the A-12 is just "A 12". He went on to say that A-12 stood for "Archangel 12, the precursor to the SR-71, coolest plane ever". The Archangel 12 was a Central Intelligence Agency supersonic reconnaissance aircraft built by the Lockheed Corporation. It was retired in 1998. Musk, however, told podcast host Joe Rogan in an interview released Thursday that Æ should be pronounced "Ash", while crediting his girlfriend for coming up with the bulk of the moniker.
But, is all this moot anyway?
Musk explained that the first letter is "X", pronounced as the alphabet.
Elon Musk announced that the company is "filing a lawsuit against Alameda County immediately" and encourages shareholders to do the same.
Calling Tesla a "very hot topic", Pan said the health department has had many discussions with the company and recommended that Tesla wait at least another week to monitor infection rates and discuss safe ways to resume production.