Elon Musk and Grimes change their daughter’s name to ‘Y’. Photo: ANGELA WEISS/AFP and Twitter @grimes.

‘She’s Y now’: Elon Musk and Grimes change daughter’s name

SA-born billionaire Elon Musk and Grimes have change the name of their daughter from Exa Dark Sideræl to ‘Why’.


Elon Musk and Grimes change their daughter’s name to ‘Y’. Photo: ANGELA WEISS/AFP and Twitter @grimes.

Canadian musician Claire Elise Boucher, popularly known as Grimes, revealed that she and her “baby daddy” billionaire Elon Musk have changed the name of their daughter via a tweet on 24 March.

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Elon Musk’s “baby mama” Grimes announced that she and the billionaire have changed the name of their baby girl. Formerly known as Exa Dark Sideræl, the one year old now goes as “Y” or “Why”. Grimes revealed she wanted the toddler’s name to be “?” but the government would not recognise that.

“She’s Y now, or “Why?” or just “?” (But the government won’t recognize that). curiosity, the eternal question, .. and such,” she wrote.

Grimes and Musk also have a son named X Æ A-XII together, who is affectionately known as X. This could be why their baby girl is now “Y”. Musk has eight other children:

  • Twins Griffin and Vivian, Triplets Damian, Saxon and Kai with ex-wife Justine Musk.
  • The pair also had another son together in 2002, but he lost his life to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) at 10 weeks old.
  • Musk also has a pair of twins with his Neuralink executive Shivon Zilis.

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Grimes sparked pregnancy rumours in December 2021 when she posted a picture of her animated self with a baby bump. Vanity Fair thereafter revealed that she and Musk welcomed a baby girl in December 2021 via a surrogate. 

Grimes was forced to reveal her baby girl in her Vanity Fair cover story when the baby started wailing from upstairs. 

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“She’s a little colicky too,” Grimes said after she was asked what was going on, as the musician noted her first child, X Æ A-XII, was with his father.

“I don’t know. I don’t know what I was thinking,” she told the outlet about attempting to conceal her baby.

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