Elon Musk shares photos of first child with Grimes and reveals unusual name

Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala

Tesla co-founder Elon Musk has shared photos of his first child with Canadian singer Grimes, and revealed the baby's unusual name.

Billionaire entrepreneur Musk, 48, said the couple have named their newborn son X Æ A-12 Musk.

He shared the news of the birth on Twitter and said: "Mom & baby all good."

He also shared a photograph of himself cradling the baby while wearing an Occupy Mars t-shirt.

He had earlier said the baby was "a few hours away". Musk later replied to a Twitter user and said Grimes gave birth to a boy.

After followers requested photos of the baby, he shared a heavily filtered close-up of his face, decorated with eyelashes and tattoos.

Grimes, 32, has been keeping fans updated throughout her pregnancy and in February revealed she had suffered "complications" and felt she was "woefully ill-prepared" to have a baby.

Later that month she told fans on Twitter she will allow the child to choose its own gender.

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NEW YORK, NY May 07, 2018: Elon Musk, Grimes attend Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. May 07, 2018 Credit:RW/MediaPunch /IPX
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Elon Musk and Grimes attend the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Tachman/Getty Images for Vogue)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Elon Musk and Grimes attend the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Elon Musk and Grimes attend the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Grimes and Elon Musk attend "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & the Catholic Imagination", the 2018 Costume Institute Benefit at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Elon Musk and Grimes attend the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/MG18/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)
Elon Musk and Grimes arrive for the 2018 Met Gala on May 7, 2018, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. - The Gala raises money for the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Costume Institute. The Gala's 2018 theme is Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)
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Musk and Grimes have been dating for more than two years and made their red carpet debut as a couple at the 2018 Met Gala.

South African-born Musk, one of the world's most powerful and richest men, has five children with his first wife, the Canadian author Justine Wilson.

He has been in the headlines recently for his criticism of the coronavirus lockdown in the US.

He tweeted: "FREE AMERICA NOW."

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