Elon Musk's daughter's name changed to bizarre pick two years after being born

Elon Musk and Canadian musician Grimes

The pair have different ways of pronouncing the name

Paige Creaney

By Paige Creaney

Published: 27/03/2023

- 16:26

The strange name change was announced last week

Canadian musician Claire Elise Boucher -known professionally as Grimes - has revealed that she has changed her and Elon Musk's daughter's name from Exa Dark Sideræl to a symbol.

The Canadian musician who shares two children with Twitter's billionaire owner Elon Musk, announced the name change on the social media platform last week.

She said she had changed their youngest child's name to '?' despite the Government not officially acknowledging the alteration.

"She's Y now, or "Why?" or just "?" (But the government won't recognise that). Curiosity, the eternal question... and such" Grimes wrote on Twitter.

Grimes' tweet of her and her daughter in matching outfits

The musician shares a rare picture of her 15-month-old

@Grimezsz Twitter

The update came as the mum-of-two shared a rare photo of the 15-month-old child on the social media platform.

"Y" was dressed in a red onesie with blonde spikey hair, with Grimes also wearing a similar outfit as she said her daughter was "channelling Goku", a character from Japanese anime programme Dragon Ball Z.

Her daughter was born via surrogate in December 2021, which Grimes accidentally revealed in a Vanity Fair profile after the writer heard the baby's cries in the background.

The singer said she had wanted her daughter to be called Odysseus Musk, but her and the Twitter owner compromised.

Grimes had previously explained how the former couple came up with the unusual name for their first child, who is named "X".

"X, the unknown variable" ️Grimes said.

"Æ, my elven spelling of Ai (love &/or Artificial intelligence)".

She also expressed how her and Elon Musk have differing ideas on how to pronounce the name.

Grimes' tweet on how to pronounce her daughters nameTaking to Twitter recently, she shared that she had changed her daughter’s name to “Y”

@Grimezsz Twitter

"It’s just X, like the letter X. Then A.I. Like how you said the letter A then I," Grimes responded to one fan.

And when Elon was asked how it was pronounced, he said: "I mean it's just X, the letter X, and the 'Æ' is pronounced Ash.'"

Elon has eight other children, 19-year-old twins Griffin and Xavier and 17-year-old triplets Damian, Saxon, and Kai, from a previous marriage with Justine Wilson.

More recently he welcomed twins with Neuralink director of operations and special projects Shivon Zilis in November 2021 before the arrival of his second child with Grimes.

He and Grimes started dating publicly in May 2018 but experienced an on-again, off-again relationship until they finally split after the birth of their daughter in March 2022.

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