Elon Musk Announces Third Child With Grimes, Reveals Baby’s Unique Name

Elon Musk and his on-and-off again girlfriend, Grimes, now have a third child together, the tech billionaire revealed over the weekend.

In a Sunday post on X (the social media platform once called Twitter), Musk confirmed the baby’s name is Tau Techno Mechanicus. He did so while responding to a post from the entertainment platform Pop Base and did not provide any additional details about the child’s age or sex.

The baby joins the couple’s other two children X Æ A-Xii and Exa Dark Sideræl Musk.

The name of Elon Musk’s third child with partner Grimes is Techno Mechanicus aka Tau.

A family of five

Grimes, whose real name is Claire Boucher, and the 52-year-old Tesla CEO welcomed their first child, X Æ A-Xii, together in 2020.

Last year, Grimes, 35, told Vanity Fair their second child, Exa Dark Sideræl Musk, was born via surrogate in December 2021.

Musk previously gave credit to Grimes, who “mostly came up with the name” of their first child. “She’s great at names,” and said “babies are awesome. They’re little love bugs.”

Elon Musk’s nine known children

Musk, who owns X and is also CEO to Space X, has five other children with two other women − his former wife, Justine Wilson, a Canadian author, whom he divorced in 2008, and Neuralink executive Shivon Zilis.

Musk had triplets with Wilson and twins with Zilis.

He and Wilson also lost a child, Nevada Musk, in 2002. The baby died from sudden infant death syndrome at 10 weeks old.


X’s and Xeets: What we know about Twitter’s rebrand, new logo so far

Love it or hate it, Elon Musk has made another major change to Twitter.

Desktop users who have logged on since Monday likely noticed the restyle first when a simple black-and-white “X” greeted them in place of the iconic blue and white bird logo.

After announcing his plans to rebrand in a series of tweets over the weekend, saying in one: “And soon we shall bid adieu to the twitter brand and, gradually, all the birds,” Musk posted a photo of a giant “X” projected on Twitter’s headquarters on Monday.

In another step toward reimagining the company’s image, removal of the original “Twitter” signage on the San Francisco office building began on Monday but was stopped halfway through after local police interfered due to permit issues, NBC reported.

Though the blue bird remains temporarily hung outside the office and the mobile version of the app still heavily features the old branding, it looks like Twitter’s future as simply “X” is imminent. What exactly that means is still up in the air: are they still called “tweets?” Will users have to access a new web domain? Is something besides the logo changing? Here’s what we know so far about Twitter’s transition to X.

What is Twitter called now?

Elon Musk announced in a series of tweets his intentions to do away with all remnants of the app’s iconic bird-related imagery. Instead, the social media network formerly known as Twitter will be rebranded simply to X, a change that has already been reflected on the desktop, where the spot once reserved for the blue and white bird logo has been replaced with a gray-scale letter X.

While the mobile version of the app still sticks to the blue-and-white color scheme and features the bird image up top, official Twitter accounts, including Musk’s, have been updated to reflect the change. The company’s official handle remains @twitter, but the display username has been changed to a capital X and the profile photo to a black square featuring a white-lined X in the middle. Musk’s account also shares the same profile image and two recent posts about the logo, one calling it “Futuristic Art Deco” while another features a sort of hype reel for the new design.

Typing X.com into the search bar automatically redirects to Twitter, though Twitter.com also still leads to the same landing page.

Why did Elon Musk change the Twitter logo?

Both Musk and his team have offered a series of explanations for the rebranding.

In one Tweet, Musk said the “X” design served to “embody the imperfections in us all that make us unique,” while in another he pointed out his personal affinity for the letter. Twitter CEO Linda Yaccarino, also in posts shared by Musk, said the overhaul allows for a chance to make a fresh “big impression” and that the new brand will “go further” than Twitter to “transform the global town square.”

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