Elon Musk and Grimes can call their newborn baby son whatever they want, but on his birth certificate, X Æ A-12 is a no-go … TMZ has learned.
According to a supervisor at the Department of Public Health Vital Records Office in Los Angeles — where the baby is believed to have been born — it is against California law to include numbers or symbols in a name.
The law states names must only include the 26 letters of the English alphabet … obviously, the name Musk and Grimes are claiming for their boy does not meet that criteria.
As we reported … the Tesla honcho revealed the news of the baby’s birth and photos via a series of Twitter replies Monday, along with the odd name choice.
Grimes later explained the name was inspired by the A-12 plane — a precursor to the couple’s favorite aircraft, which was a CIA spy plane used during the Cold War — among other interesting things.
That might all be moot now, though, as the kid’s legal name will have to be something else … unless they just shorten it to A for Archangel, or go with “metal rat.”
Ya never know with these 2.