Can a name constitute child abuse?

Proof that having vast wealth doesn’t protect against lunacy comes to us by way of the latest rendition of the name Tesla billionaire Elon Musk and his Canadian musician girlfriend Grimes,* have bestowed upon their newborn son. 

His original name “X Æ A-12“ was rejected by the California Office of Vital Records which only recognizes names that contain the 26 alphabetical characters of the English language, including hyphens and apostrophes. Numbers are banned.

The baby’s new name, altered to comply with state law, is “X Æ A-Xii” which includes Roman numerals instead of the number 12.

It’s true that names go in and out of style as these lists prove. Trendy names, which are all the rage today, will seem hopelessly mundane when half the kids in the first grade class carry the same moniker. Blanche, Dorothy, Hazel and Mildred were once chic, but are now in the name morgue. Though male names are less prone to fads, few parents name their sons Arthur, Clarence, Herman or Wilbur today.

Still, it’s a good bet little X Æ A-Xii might as well have been named Rebel or Maverick, denoting defying authority. He’s likely going to have an issue or two with his parents, and will be anything but passive in his resistance to being an unpronounceable oddity.

It’s strange that father Elon would put his son in such a predicament, since he has written that he suffered relentless bullying as a child and regarded his own “genius” father as evil.

* Her parents named her Claire Elise Boucher.

 

8 Responses to Can a name constitute child abuse?

  1. Mike says:

    Wouldn’t it have been simpler to just name him “Sue?”

  2. Observer says:

    What goes around comes around, but I feel sympathy for this little guy. What his parents have done is cruel. Their intent is to call attention to themselves. Their baby is just the vehicle to accomplish the self serving deed.

  3. Maggie says:

    In addition to being self absorbed, they must be hardcore leftists. No conservatives would do this to an innocent child.

  4. Sally Forth says:

    Names are dead giveaways to age, especially female names. Lisa, Jennifer and Michelle were all popular in the 1960’s. They were preceded by Deborah and Cynthia, whose mothers were Betty, Helen or Mary. Dad was likely John, Dick and Peter, all regrettable terms today, but at least they‘re pronounceable..

  5. D.B. Cooper says:

    A guy who was bullied, bullies his own son? This an extremely bizarre form of reflexive self loathing.

  6. Sam says:

    Evil. To be sure.
    If only you knew.
    But, if you did, you’d never sleep comfortably again.
    When President Trump uses the word “witch”, he isn’t kidding.
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