Elon Musk and Grimes made took the internet and announced the birth of a boy baby. Not only this incident SpaceX couple also announced that they will name the baby as XÆA-12. Grimes also explained the meaning of the name on the microblogging website Twitter.

XÆA-12 Name Meaning

  • 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)

But the Name XÆA-12 is not allowed on the Birth Certificate officially by the California Department of Public Health.

As per the Guidelines of California Department of Public Health the named cannot be officially accepted for the baby. According to that handbook, only “the 26 alphabetical characters of the English language” and “appropriate punctuation” (like hyphens, apostrophes, periods and commas) can appear on vital records like birth certificates.

No, a name like ‘X Æ A-12’ would not be allowed,adding that numerals, pictographs, ideograms and diacritical marks such as accent marks do not adhere to the guidelines.

A spokesperson for CDPH told HuffPost

Typically when you have a baby, you fill out a form at the hospital and it’s entered into a computer system. My guess is if they tried to enter this name, the computer would just reject it, You’d have to enter something else. I think the X and A are OK, but the 12 and the Æ symbol wouldn’t be allowed

Carlton F.W. Larson, a professor at UC Davis School of Law who published a 2011 paper on parental naming rights.

Larson also mentions that Elon Musk could Sue over the rejection of the name XÆA-12 but the case won’t be strong and long last. The problem with the name is the character “Æ” cannot be added to the system entry. Most of the internet users who share the name XÆA-12 would have copy-pasted rather than typing it.

Whatever name is on the birth certificate, they could probably use this name informally in the same way people give nicknames to their kid,” the professor said. “It wouldn’t be a name on the kid’s birth certificate or passport, but assuming it even has a pronunciation, they could use it in their house if they wanted to. Larson added.

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