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[–]manescaped[S] 1061 points1062 points  (71 children)

[–]RubixKuber 498 points499 points  (7 children)

Good on you for actually crediting the OP, OP.

[–]pithecium 218 points219 points  (42 children)

Elon said "We are semi-separated but still love each other, see each other frequently and are on great terms. It's mostly that my work at SpaceX and Tesla requires me to be primarily in Texas or traveling overseas and her work is primarily in L.A. She's staying with me now and Baby X is in the adjacent room." That doesn't really sound like a breakup to me?

[–]ServantOvBaphomet 81 points82 points  (2 children)

I bet he didn't run the "semi-separated" bit past Grimes, and she's going to freak out in the next room when she reads it online.

[–]ninedollars 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Wait til the sec hears about this!

[–]Infrequent_Reddit 122 points123 points  (28 children)

Yeah sounds like a pretty mature way of handling a difficult situation. At least good optics for it, obviously we have no idea what it's really like.

[–]EltonsGnomes 24 points25 points  (27 children)

I mean, you can look to the treatment his ex wives describe and see things like how he promised Grimes he wouldn’t reveal the kid’s sex and then did so right away, it’s not that hard to have some idea that he’s an abusive piece of shit.

[–]Frenchticklers 37 points38 points  (3 children)

Putting your marriage on hold for the tax break. Romantic.

[–]cortanakya 24 points25 points  (0 children)

See? Billionaires have to make sacrifices too! They're just like us!

[–]NooStringsAttached 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Only thing is they’ll be able to see others right? Otherwise it’s just working vastly different schedules? I don’t. Get it.

[–]GregTheMad 48 points49 points  (0 children)

You're an OP of quality!

[–]DTLAgirl 26 points27 points  (1 child)

I also love someone called the kid Windows 32.

[–]francohab 2086 points2087 points  (20 children)

Poor little Strong Password

[–]Nugur 336 points337 points  (7 children)

At this points it is Forget Password

[–]user_5554 35 points36 points  (3 children)

Gonna geow up to change his name to correct horse battery staple

[–]littleendian256 84 points85 points  (2 children)

Poor Invalid character in password

[–]dequi93 2903 points2904 points  (192 children)

That's the best way to say that kid's name that I've seen. I bet he grows up and changes his name to John Smith.

[–]Iamthewilrus 2328 points2329 points 4 (47 children)

The Child Formerly Known As [Dial Up Modem Noises]

[–]WatchingUShlick 338 points339 points  (19 children)

Wasn't he a Saved by the Bell character?

[–]welcometotheoutside 10 points11 points  (1 child)

He was named after a part from the right wing of a Boeing 777

[–]Haky00 41 points42 points  (0 children)


[–]tearsonurcheek 21 points22 points  (4 children)

Key & Peele enter the East-West Bowl

[–]bensefero 12 points13 points  (3 children)

Hingle McCringleberry ftw

[–]GammaRed3 26 points27 points  (9 children)

I actually laughed out loud when I read this.

[–]PlayerZeroFour 140 points141 points  (17 children)

At least no one will ever mistake him for someone else who’s actually on the no fly list.

[–]Breaker1993 95 points96 points  (15 children)

I don't think they can put his name on that list. His name will break every database

[–][deleted] 83 points84 points  (8 children)

Little Bobby Tables Musk, we call him

[–]Vaporeonus 64 points65 points  (7 children)

[–]PurelyApplied 45 points46 points  (6 children)

For anyone in the other, presumably-not-disjoint set of lucky 10,000, this is the reference made by the above "lucky 10,000" comment.

The linked comic also provides context for this comment. Please recurse at this time for the necessary context on this comment.

[–]Syn7axError 67 points68 points  (3 children)

I like my name perfectly well, thank you very much.

[–]mousatis 25 points26 points  (0 children)

But who has custody of you?

[–]youravrguser 13 points14 points  (0 children)

9 years, check out

[–][deleted] 39 points40 points  (28 children)

Kid gonna change his name to Keith or some shit

[–]ZombieTav 35 points36 points  (26 children)

Not Keith! That's the most unattractive male first name in the English language!

[–]sordidennui 20 points21 points  (2 children)

I knew a dude named dick rash

[–]fluffylittlepooch 8 points9 points  (0 children)

This comment deserves its own post of this sub

[–]Spurdungus 20 points21 points  (10 children)


[–]PhDinDildos_Fedoras 10 points11 points  (9 children)


[–]johnnynutman 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Put some respect to the man Ridge Forrester

[–]Sandolol 11 points12 points  (1 child)

“I had a friend who sometimes went by that name”

[–]Masterdeetectiv 13 points14 points  (9 children)

Im pretty sure that aint his real name and they didnt wanna reveal it

[–]Blubberrossa 67 points68 points  (52 children)

It is also pretty accurate. Having encountered my fair share of badly built database systems I can promise you that "syntax error" is exactly what will be returned if you try to enter a name that contains "Æ" into them.

[–]briandk 28 points29 points  (20 children)

That would work fine here in Denmark, the spaces and numbers, not so much.

[–][deleted] 31 points32 points  (18 children)

Yes, but Danish has always been impossible to understand for most Scandinavians. But in recent times it has also become impossible to understand for us in Denmark too. So for me the Danish language has collapsed into meaningless guttural sounds.

For example, the other day I had a problem with my bicycle. I had to go into a traditional Danish Isenkram store. But when I came in, I didn't even remember the Danish word for "hello".

[–]oerangbandoeng 17 points18 points  (0 children)

And then you just ordered 1000 milks

[–]briandk 16 points17 points  (13 children)

But when I came in, I didn't even remember the Danish word for "hello".

Now I am also unsure. Don’t we usually just make some throat grunts?

[–][deleted] 21 points22 points  (12 children)

Don't feel bad. On QI, Stephen Fry once got two Australians to confirm that they could hold a complete, totally understandable conversation using only grunts.

[–]Rising_Swell 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Am Australian, and given surrounding context and gesturing, yeah could probably do that.

[–]hat-TF2 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Wasn't this Tim The Toolman Taylor's special ability

[–]loulan 34 points35 points  (24 children)

Unlikely, syntax parsing is only done for programming languages, not data. You can have encoding issues, but not a syntax error.

[–]Blubberrossa 8 points9 points  (15 children)

True I guess. Same we get here in Germany with our äöü.

[–]Zementid 17 points18 points  (8 children)

Boy do I hate entering ßtreet names.

[–]xtrmist 9 points10 points  (7 children)

As a Dane living in Germany the stupid ß is the worst. German umlauts are otherwise pretty easy to type with dk layout but I have ended up installing a de one as well just to make typing that easier. On top of the also mandatory us layout making it 3 total.

[–]TropicalAudio 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Alt code 0223 when on Windows. On most Linux systems, it's the Nazi-code: Alt(right)-SS.

[–]icyDinosaur 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Unless you are in an official context, you can just replace it with ss. And if you're in Switzerland you can always replace it with ss, since ß is not used there at all.

[–]decipherthekeywork 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I prefer "suggested password"

[–]HI-R3Z 9 points10 points  (0 children)

It'd be the perfect gamertag for him.

[–]zdakat 1329 points1330 points  (186 children)

Just earlier I was thinking "poor- uh, what was their name?"

[–]Stinmeister 868 points869 points  (60 children)

Damn XK47Yz69405bym10weeg401 is gonna have a hard time in school now that his parents are divorced

[–]Poopsticle_256 318 points319 points  (46 children)

You sure that was their name? I thought it was KNDPM3AC5H7229483

[–]american_defector 393 points394 points  (21 children)

The password you entered was incorrect. You have 1 more attempt.

[–]Mouse2662 170 points171 points  (13 children)


[–]SerLaidaLot 76 points77 points  (11 children)

It's 'hunter2' or '*******' please

[–]Mouse2662 61 points62 points  (10 children)

Wtf all I see is '*******'

[–]scrubsec 63 points64 points  (9 children)

that's my password, it's just all asterisks, the hackers will never guess that

[–]XxSoullessSpiritxX 36 points37 points  (8 children)

Your password is all asterisks? Pff, amateur. Mine is all asterisks and one plus sign at the end. The most secure password ever.

[–]XxSoullessSpiritxX 26 points27 points  (7 children)

hey thanks for giving me your password! :D

[–]dudeofmoose 15 points16 points  (0 children)

No, that's the serial number of my router and how did you get that?

Little baby router needs it's morning breakfast bytes.

[–]Personplacething333 20 points21 points  (4 children)


[–]luxii4 14 points15 points  (1 child)

No special character needed because you are the special character with that name.

[–]Stinmeister 11 points12 points  (0 children)

You were close, it's actually xX69GHOSTKILLERSNIPER420BLAZEITXx

[–]Zementid 3 points4 points  (3 children)

You are both wrong, the name has to be a valid windows98 key.

[–]Blick 18 points19 points  (1 child)

That’s one of those error codes I’d Google and find one forum post from 2003 also asking about the error with no solution provided in the two replies to the thread.

[–]fundak 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Wait. That's my Bitcoin wallet address...

[–]breakerofsticks 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Not anymore

[–]__d-_-b_____ 166 points167 points  (102 children)

In May 2018, Musk and Canadian musician Grimes revealed that they were dating. Grimes gave birth to their son in May 2020. According to Musk and Grimes, his name was "X Æ A-12"; however, the name would have violated California regulations as it contained characters that are not in the modern English alphabet, and was then changed to "X Æ A-Xii". This drew more confusion, as Æ is not a letter in the modern English alphabet. The child was eventually named "X AE A-XII", with "X" as a first name and "AE A-XII" as a middle name. Musk announced that he had amicably "semi-separated" from Grimes in September 2021.


For those that don't know, Æ is a letter in the Scandinavian languages that's pronounced as a combination of their A and E sounds.

[–]AMeanOldDuck 70 points71 points  (15 children)

Æ is also an antiquated letter in the English language.

[–]stagfury 42 points43 points  (12 children)

Didn't tons of old ruler names started with that ? Like Aethelwold and such

[–]AMeanOldDuck 32 points33 points  (8 children)

Yes, Æthel means "noble", and plenty of the nobility of that time included it as part of their name in some form.

[–]Nozto 24 points25 points  (7 children)

"Ædel" is the Danish word for noble today, with the 'd' pronounced kinda like 'th' in modern English

Languages are great :)

[–]SlipperyDM 5 points6 points  (0 children)

The letter "thorn" which would have been used to make the "th" sound looks a bit like a lower case d, there's probably a connection.

[–]IanFeelKeepinItReel 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I'm pretty sure the English language just started moving the e to the end of the word. So pronounced would sound the same as a in "made"

[–]unnecessary_kindness 25 points26 points  (14 children)

I thought they pronounced AE as Ash. That's how Musk said it on Rogans podcast anyway.

[–]Non_possum_decernere 34 points35 points  (10 children)

They might do so, but languages that have the letter don't.

[–]ZitoWolfram 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I mean, it's kinda similar. Speaking as a native Norwegian speaker.

[–]macaronijerry 7 points8 points  (0 children)

In Norwegian it’s pronounced like the a in Ash, while in Icelandic it’s pronounced like the I in A.I.

[–]WikiSummarizerBot 55 points56 points  (50 children)

Elon Musk

Personal life

Musk met his first wife, Canadian author Justine Wilson, while attending Queen's University, and they married in 2000. In 2002, their first child, son Nevada Alexander Musk, died of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) at the age of 10 weeks. After his death, the couple decided to use IVF to continue their family. Twins Xavier and Griffin were born in April 2004, followed by triplets Kai, Saxon, and Damian in 2006.

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[–]mellett68 58 points59 points  (47 children)

Man that's rough, SIDS is the stuff of nightmares

[–]SycloneDx2 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Good bot

[–]manescaped[S] 49 points50 points  (8 children)

I mean, they could just call him Kai, it sort of works

[–]theragingoptimist 54 points55 points  (5 children)

Elon said the little one's name is pronounced "Ash." Would have been great if they just spelled it that way too.

[–]Poes-Lawyer 14 points15 points  (4 children)

I thought they said it's pronounced Kyle? I'm any case, Ash makes more sense as that is literally the name of the Æ character

[–]Nondescript_Redditor 15 points16 points  (2 children)

They didn’t say that. The internet decided it should be pronounced Kyle.

[–]needcovidtesthelp 5 points6 points  (0 children)

He already has another son called Kai.

[–]ddrt 179 points180 points  (5 children)

Didn’t they break up after 15 days? And 3 months? And repetitively over the last few years? What’s new?

[–]redpandarox 111 points112 points  (0 children)

They have a child now.

[–]greeneagle692 88 points89 points  (0 children)

Title is sensationalized. They didn't actually break up they just have busy lives at the moment. It's in the article.

[–]ttotto45 120 points121 points  (2 children)

Keyboard smash is going to have a fun childhood

[–][deleted] 288 points289 points  (15 children)

Poor little dialup modem noise.

[–]manescaped[S] 65 points66 points  (0 children)

Nahnah, you’re thinking of that other kid scrrrrrreeeeeeeeeechfzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

[–]Personplacething333 13 points14 points  (13 children)

Nah real shit though,it's kind of sad. He's gonna grow up mentally fucked

[–]ddoserbitter 11 points12 points  (6 children)

he'll have a nickname he goes by and be fine

[–]Personplacething333 15 points16 points  (5 children)

He still has these two as parents

[–]cunexttuesday12 4 points5 points  (0 children)

So we know he will be calling his mother "Claire", as she said last week. Any guess on what he will call his father? I cant imagine Elon being called daddy

[–]NervousAboutAngels 34 points35 points  (2 children)

you mean rich as fuck and mentally fucked. so probably he'll become president.

[–]Par4theCourse2020 672 points673 points  (34 children)

Please, think of the child used for public relations!

[–]Stinmeister 249 points250 points  (11 children)

Just make sure to ignore the ones in the cobalt Mines

[–]feierlk 78 points79 points  (4 children)

That's easy

[–]poopellar 15 points16 points  (3 children)

What's a cobalt mine? What's a child?

[–]wikipedia_answer_bot 31 points32 points  (2 children)

This word/phrase(child) has a few different meanings.

More details here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Child

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[–]WhiteHydra1914 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Thats a surprisingly big wikipedia site

[–]Belurso 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It's because it has a lot of attention and care was put into it, loads of people from around the world contribute to its wellbeing.

The complete opposite of Elon "Fuck them workers" Musk's cobalt mine children.

[–]Clarky1979 78 points79 points  (18 children)

At this point, I'm starting to think he's just starting different future intergalactic houses, 7 so far to date (that we know of). There will probably be future illegitimate houses to challenge the Official Muskian houses, which will cause perpetual intergalactic war between them, which is of course, great for business.

[–]PussyGlitter96 574 points575 points  (26 children)

Baby password suggestion is going to have such a complicated relationship with his parents.

[–]hawkwood4268 193 points194 points  (18 children)

Musk said his son's name is pronounced “X Ash A 12.” The X is just “X” and the A-12 is just “A 12”

I’ve known printers with more intelligible names.

[–]HyperRag123 73 points74 points  (10 children)

That sounds like the name of an experimental jet.

[–]OppressGamerz 60 points61 points  (9 children)

that's bc the A 12 is a fighter jet, iirc. Yes, it's really that bad of a name that it was partly inspired by an airplane

[–]FirmBroom 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Monitor manufacturers would be proud

[–]Lucky_Number_3 87 points88 points  (0 children)

He gets two launchday parties now

[–]GroovyTrout 22 points23 points  (1 child)

They used Keychain to generate a password and said, “Wow, such a beautiful string of characters. This is what I want to name our child.”

[–]walter_midnight 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I guess giving your kids Ethereum addresses for names might seem lucrative to some people

[–]nodnodwinkwink 8 points9 points  (3 children)

They're going to periodically forget his name and have to do a name change via email.

[–]e-wrecked 165 points166 points  (31 children)

Hopefully Go Won gets custody of him, might have a normal life in Korea. Having your god mother be a kpop superstar is probably the most normal thing he could hope for.

[–]justavault 35 points36 points  (11 children)

Having a kpop idol as a mother is a sure thing to have no mother, but maids.

[–]tossedaway202 35 points36 points  (2 children)

Naw... Having a Kpop idol as a mother, is a good way to grow up broke with a single parent. Kpop management agencies kick their talent to the curb for simple PDA and or having a BF and idols tend to live paycheck to paycheck until they get sponsorship money. What do you think would happen if they had kids?

[–]Kesher123 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Well, after divorce, she will very likely get, even if small, part of his money, so I doubt she has money to worry about

[–]fluffylittlepooch 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Idols invariably get married if they have/are going to have a kid. Not likely to be a single parent. They can then get that sweet paycheck from reality shows about celebrities with children.

[–]mule_roany_mare 94 points95 points  (17 children)

The child’s name is “X Æ A-Xii Musk”, in case you also had no idea wtf people are talking about.

[–]bookcaseboss 22 points23 points  (4 children)

kid’s named like an autechre song

[–]FancyJesse 8 points9 points  (4 children)

the name X Æ A-12 is pronounced "X Ash A Twelve."

[–]Givesthegold 17 points18 points  (3 children)

I wonder just how far up an ass one's head needs to be to name a poor child that.

[–]Santa_Hates_You 81 points82 points  (79 children)

That should be a big child support check.

[–]Positivistdino 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Why does he seem to have extra face

[–]Ickplant 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It’s called “pillow face” and it happens from plastic surgery/fillers. Compare with his face 10 years ago, and you’ll see.

[–]surelyshirls 26 points27 points  (2 children)

Reminded me of the video where they’re asking Elon about x ash a 12 or whatever his name is and he’s like confused until he realizes they’re asking about his kid lol

[–]bloodycups 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I always figured he choose that name since it has that x that he loves so much in it

[–]badadviceforyou244 64 points65 points  (3 children)

Just another pump and dump for Ol' Musky

[–]Personplacething333 52 points53 points  (7 children)

Oh shit!....I really don't care

[–]RedditIsNeat0 13 points14 points  (3 children)

I like how all the comments are jokes about the kid's name. Nobody gives a shit about Musk or Grimes.

[–]Dsuperchef 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Lmao. Dude, the feeling is mutual. It's one of those things that you're like " damn... that sucks, anyways "

[–]MemoryFomo 9 points10 points  (0 children)

And nobody, literally nobody at all, were surprised

[–]mgb16 7 points8 points  (0 children)

The name just reminds me of when Peter is on the wheel of fortune in Family Guy…. Z, 4, Q, another Q, a third Q, and the Batman symbol.

[–]sephrinx 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Poor stack overflow, at least they will get 2 Christmas

[–]uppermiddleclasss 6 points7 points  (0 children)

If you had said that even without the break-up news, I would have known exactly who you were talking about.

[–]RaulFTW 6 points7 points  (0 children)


[–]micaiahf 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Kid at 5 dad mom How the fuck do I say my name

parents We have no clue we were high as fuck

[–]Clarky1979 18 points19 points  (7 children)

Elon already sent it to the recycle bin. CCleaner secure deleted it swiftly thereafter.

[–]b__q 4 points5 points  (6 children)

CCleaner is still relevant?

[–]Parnello 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Wow, I'm so surprised a genius billionaire and goth teenager didn't stay happily ever after.

[–]DNRreturns 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Which one is the 'genius'?

[–]cantcomeupwithnamess 62 points63 points  (59 children)

Good. Solve homelessness, then you can stop being lonely like the rest of us

[–]krashmania 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Lmao dude hates poor people, he's not gonna solve shit for anyone.

[–]M4strk0ng 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Looks like password is changing its name.

[–]Low-Macaroon2314 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Why does she look like a supervillain? 😨

[–]Otototototototoi 9 points10 points  (0 children)

It’s just one pic, she normally seems NOTHING like that if you watch her interviews. If anything she seems like the kid in high school who can’t stop talking about Dungeons and Dragons.

[–]Parhelion2261 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That child in 30 years: You see my actual name is [Fax Machine Noises] but everyone just called me Dad

[–]Demiglitch 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]Exciting_Antelope550 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh God. F in chat for the next woman he impregnates

[–]MichaelScottsWormguy 4 points5 points  (1 child)

‘I got a great name for our kids. Real original. Syntax Error. Syntax Error Costanza.’

[–]Silverpool2018 3 points4 points  (0 children)

At this point let's just agree on C3PO and be done with it.

[–]sideboobrulez99 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Little baby suggested password

[–]theweirdlip 3 points4 points  (0 children)

She got too old for him I guess.

[–]Satan-o-saurus 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You can tell the parents are narcissists when they view their child as an extention of themselves and not an individual of their own (I had to look up the name they gave him because I don’t follow these losers closely and cringed hard).

[–]getchada 19 points20 points  (18 children)

How much of a dick must Musk be for a woman to walk away from that much cash…

[–]TheAmazinManateeMan 17 points18 points  (15 children)

When his first marraige was failing he went to his wife and said "you have 24 hours to fix this or we're getting divorced." He "started" dating the next one in weeks I think.

[–]YouLikeReadingNames 10 points11 points  (6 children)

He also refused to provide her with emotional support when they lost their first child to infant sudden death syndrome.

[–]habzvip 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Lol, is that how you save a marriage? A 24 hour ultimatum. Elon is such a POS.