Grimes and Elon Musk may call their newborn whatever they want, but it’s incredibly unlikely that the baby’s legal name will actually be X Æ A-12.
That’s because in California, where the baby was born, official names can only include the 26 letters of the English alphabet, an apostrophe for names like O’Connor, and a hyphen. In other words, Grimes’ baby’s birth certificate may sport an unusual name, but it will likely not include an “Æ.”
David Glass, a family law attorney who spoke with People, confirmed as much.
“[Grimes and Musk] have an opportunity to appeal the rejection of the birth certificate application but it’s unlikely that it will be granted because, again, California … has been struggling with using symbols,” he told the publication. Read more…