Grimes and Elon Musk have been forced to change their baby’s name to comply with California law.
The 32-year-old singer – who gave birth to her son on May 4 – has revealed via Instagram that she’s changed her baby’s name from X Æ A-12 to X Æ A-Xii, because California law prohibits Indo-Arabic numerals in names.
The name change came to light after an Instagram follower asked: “Did you change the baby name because of Californian laws ? What is the baby’s new name? (sic)”
And Grimes replied: “X Æ A-Xii (sic)”
The music star subsequently added: “Roman numerals. Looks better tbh (sic)”
Under California law, names must be written on birth certificates “using the 26 alphabetical letters of the English language” – although