Elon Musk’s 10th Child Once Again Given a Peculiar Name
Billionaire Elon Musk has confirmed the birth of his tenth child, whom he has named Techno Mechanicus. In a fragment of Musk's biography published by The New York Times, it is revealed that the child was born during Musk's relationship with Canadian singer Grimes, who has given birth to two of his children.
The announcement of the child's name, Techno Mechanicus, was made on the Pop Base account on the social media platform X (formerly Twitter). Musk confirmed this information with a post stating, "Tau Techno Mechanicus. Circumference/diameter."
The nickname "Tau" is likely inspired by the "Greek letter representing the irrational number equal to double Pi," suggests Musk's biographer. Tau has an approximate numerical value of 6.28, which, as the author noted, is equivalent to Musk's birthday, June 28th.
According to The New York Times, the boy was born to a surrogate mother in June 2022.
Grimes commented on a photo of Musk with the children on Twitter. Later, she apologized for her tweet, saying, "Tell Elon to let me see my son or please respond to my lawyer. I have not been allowed to see photos of these children so far, despite a situation that has completely torn my family apart."
Grimes and Musk divorced in 2022. Musk has a total of ten acknowledged biological children with three different women. Neither Grimes nor Musk had announced that they were expecting a child. The couple also has two shared children, a boy born in May 2020 and a girl born in December 2021. They are named X Æ A-Xii (pronounced "Ex Ash A-Twelve") and Exa Dark Sideræl Musk, at least as they were named after birth. In one interview, Grimes mentioned that their daughter is simply named Y (pronounced "Why?"), sounding similar to the English word "Why?"
Having been married three times, twice to Talulah Riley and once to Canadian author Justine Wilson, Musk has a total of eleven children, one of whom died in infancy.
As previously reported by The Gaze, Elon Musk introduced a new logo, "X," replacing Twitter's familiar blue bird logo, after acquiring the social media platform for $44 billion last year. After 17 years of using the iconic logo, which became a symbol of broadcasting ideas to the world, billionaire Elon Musk changed Twitter's name to X and unveiled a new logo to showcase the platform's new focus on "all software."
The stylized white "X" on a black background became the new logo on Twitter's website last Monday, although the blue bird can still be seen in the mobile app.
The new logo received mixed reactions from users and caused confusion about what tweets would be called, while marketing and branding experts expressed concern that the rebranding could lead to a loss of Twitter's name recognition for years.
"Not many brands become verbs or are mentioned in global news as often as Twitter," said Matt Rhodes, Head of Creative Strategy at House 337 creative agency. In his opinion, the new approach is somewhat cold and impersonal.