X AE A-XII Musk was born in early 2020, the son of Grimes and Elon Musk. Although he was the couple’s first kid, we now know he wasn’t their last: Grimes disclosed (accidentally) that she and Musk had a second child, a girl named Exa Dark Siderl Musk, in a new Vanity Fair interview.
While speaking with Grimes in her house, reporter Devin Gordon mentions hearing the “unmistakable” sound of a baby wailing in another room. He then prepared to “ask the weirdest question of my career,” inquiring if Grimes had a second child. “I’m not at liberty to remark on these matters,” Grimes answered. Whatever is going on in the family, I believe the children should be kept out of it, and X is simply out there. I mean, I believe E regards him like a protégé, taking him to anything and anything… X is somewhere out there. That’s how his situation is. But, yeah, I’m not sure.”
“She’s rattled, and I’m horrified by even unwittingly making a woman — a new mother, no less — feel exposed and vulnerable,” Gordon says. I propose that we take a brief break to address the bizarre professional ethics at work, which include the fact that I can’t pretend I’m unaware she has a secret baby with the world’s wealthiest guy hidden upstairs. Especially since she asked me to this party.”
“She’s a little colicky, too [laughs],” Grimes added with a shake of her head, confirming the new arrival. I’m not sure. “I have no idea what I was thinking.”
Grimes and Musk had their second kid via a surrogate due to health concerns during Grimes’ first pregnancy. “Her full name is Exa Dark Siderl Musk,” Grimes texted Gordon later. Her moniker, Y, is also used to refer to her.
Gordon explains the name:
“Exa is a reference to the supercomputing term exaFLOPS (the ability to perform 1 quintillion floating-point operations per second). Dark, meanwhile, is ‘the unknown. People fear it but truly it’s the absence of photons. Dark matter is the beautiful mystery of our universe.’ She texts me a voice memo with the pronunciation of Sideræl — ‘sigh-deer-ee-el’ — which she calls ‘a more elven’ spelling of sidereal, ‘the true time of the universe, star time, deep space time, not our relative earth time.’ It’s also a nod to her favorite Lord Of The Rings character, the powerful Galadriel, who ‘chooses to abdicate the ring.’ […]
Grimes is prepared for Y to dislike her name or get tired of it — Grimes got tired of Claire a long time ago — and if she ever decides to change it, her mother will be first in line to help her choose a new one. She’s already got dozens of ideas. She might even change it herself before this article comes out. In addition to Y, she and Musk occasionally call her Sailor Mars, a nod to the Sailor Moon manga series. Exa Dark Sideræl was actually something of a compromise, and she worries it’s a little boring.
‘I was fighting for Odysseus Musk,’ she writes. ‘A girl named Odysseus is my dream.’”
Grimes also described the status of her and Musk’s relationship; The two were reported last September to be “semi-separated.” Now, Grimes says, “There’s no real word for it. I would probably refer to him as my boyfriend, but we’re very fluid. We live in separate houses. We’re best friends. We see each other all the time… We just have our own thing going on, and I don’t expect other people to understand it. […] This is the best it’s ever been… We just need to be free.”
Furthermore, it appears Exa Dark Sideræl Musk won’t be the Grimes and Musk’s last child together, as she noted, “We’ve always wanted at least three or four.