The second child was born to billionaire businessman Elon Musk and musician Crimes, who named the woman Exo Dark Sideral Musk – often referred to by her parents as Y.
Grimes, 33, said in an interview with Vanity Fair on Thursday that the baby was born in December. She did so by accident, apparently: during an interview at Crimes’ home in Texas, the reporter said she heard a baby crying on the floor, and after Crimes first frowned and escaped, she confirmed that she was. A mom again.
The parents decided to use the surrogacy method this time because of fears that she might have problems that Grimes claimed to have endured during her first pregnancy.
The birth of their first child, a boy born in May 2020, was closely followed in the press – especially due to the choice of name: X Æ A-12, or more simply, X.
Elon Musk – the head of Tesla and SpaceX and now the world’s richest man – announced last fall that he was “half-separated” from the singer.
“I can mention him as my boyfriend, but we’re very fluid,” Crimes told Vanity Fair. The chosen artist’s real name is Claire Boucher, and he and Musk live in separate houses, but are “best friends”. (Also read: Elon Musk, Grimes ‘Half-Divided’; Co-parents with X Æ A-Xii)
“We always look at each other … our own thing is happening to us and I don’t expect others to understand it,” he said. Crims said he and Musk plan to have more children: “We always want at least three or four,” he said.
Exa Dark Sideræl, Grimes explained, includes several references to space and technology: he said that Exa refers to supercomputing; Sideræl, Citriel’s “Elvan” spelling – the word means distant stars – and Dark, “unknown”.
“Dark Matter is the beautiful mystery of our universe,” Crimes said, noting that he may not want his daughter to change her name in the future.
Grimes also said he hopes to keep his daughter out of public attention. “The best situation here is for me to train the girl and train the boy,” he told Vanity Fair at his home in Austin, Texas.
Twitter was again flooded with tweets about the name, although this may have been less shocking than the X Æ A-12. One wrote, “Naming their children is a dark side, as kh tumblr created 13 names in the early 2010s.” Another tweet said, “Crimes named his new baby Exo Dark Sideral, at which point he may have named it Ebony Darkness Dementia Raven Way.” One tweet said, “Loki would love Xa as a name born 1000 times, if his son is not already called xae.” “I like Exo. Everything else is nonsense. Her nickname does not work, ”read another.
After recently selling all of his Los Angeles real estate, Musk said his main residence is now in the SpaceX rocket manufacturing and launching pad in South Texas.
In November, the yellow-headed X can be seen sitting on his father’s lap during a virtual presentation on the space agency’s new rocket.
Musk, 50, has been divorced three times and has eight children, including one who died at 10 weeks old.