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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

name of the child of Elon Musk ~ real poser to Goundamani !!

Elon Reeve Musk is an engineer, industrial designer, technology entrepreneur, and philanthropist.  He is a citizen of South Africa, the United States (where he has lived most of his life and currently resides), and Canada. He is the founder, CEO and chief engineer/designer of SpaceX;  co-founder, CEO and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; founder of The Boring Company; co-founder of Neuralink; and co-founder and initial co-chairman of OpenAI.    As of May 2020, he has a net worth of $39.4 billion and is listed by Forbes as the 23rd-richest person in the world.       Elon Musk is working to revolutionize transportation both on Earth and in space.    His automaker, Tesla Inc., which was founded in 2003, is bringing fully-electric vehicles to the mass market.

                  In the Shankar directed Kamal starred movie ‘Indian’ [Bharatheeyudu] -  amidst a crowd in front of Regional Transport Office, Goundamani will at first sight tell  Crazy Mohan,  his name as   Parthasarathi – indicating that it is so typical a brahminical name !! –  Of course, there are many  Parthasarathis’ from Triplicane,  Ranganathans  and Ranganayakis     from Thiruvarangam;  Perundevis from Kanchipuram !!

Have seen English pace bowler Bob Willis bowl at Chepauk (he was one hit for 6 fours in an over by Sandip Patil) …. a search on him would reveal the name as ‘Robert George Dylan Willis MBE’ – initially could not identify the tall Bob with this long name…… then understood that in England there are some common abbreviations -   Jon (Jonathon), Rob (Robert), Will (William), Mike (Michael), Dave (David), Tom (Thomas), Doug (Douglas), Chris (Christoper), Alex (Alexander), Sue (Susan), Chris (Christine), Meg (Meghan), Nance (Nancy) and some times Cindy (Cynthia), Becky (Rebecca), and some oddity like -  Bob (Robert), Bill (William), Jim (James), Maggie (Margeret) ……………..

Names, Naming and more …. Mankind’s desire know no limits…. You study to earn and become rich; you aspire to get married ~ have kids – bring them up – save or keep wealth that would last for few more generations and in between you keep re-revising your earlier targets as ambitions [unbridled wishes] keep growing. When a child is born or much earlier to that, parents start thinking of naming the child.  The Naming ceremony is celebrated on different days in different fashion ~ many have religious significance.   In Hinduism, naming is considered sacred ~ called Namakaran, it is an elaborate festivity.  It is usually done on the 10th day. In Vaishnava tradition, naming is mostly after the presiding deity of the famous temples……… thus you have so many Balajis, Srinivasans, Parthasarathis, Narasimhans, Devarajans and after Acharyars like Ramanuja.  Periyazhwaar in his ‘Periyazhwaar Thirumozhi’  (Nankam Pathu – Aaram Thirumozhi) devotes 10 songs on the need to name the children after Sriman Narayanan – those who are named after Maha Vishnu will be bestowed with all goodness and their parents will not go to hell is a firm belief.  That is for the believer.

Now with people’s increasing faith in many faith, including Nameology, a particular alphabet is chosen as considered to be lucky depending on the birth star, the month, and more.  For many, picking the right name for the child is a daunting task. Some adopt fancy names, which the children might find a tad difficult as they grow.. some students would claim that names starting with alphabet ‘a’ places them in some disadvantage as their name would be called first in many forums, tests by the teachers at school. The common Indian names for Girls  are : Sneha; Aditi; Priyanka; Kavitha; Anjali …. And for boys Raj, Ram, Dhruv, Rakesh, Aditya …. Now read elsewhere that there are babies named in more strange fashions including naming after ‘cartoon characters’, famous sportspersons and more… the hot flick ‘finding nemo’ has inspired some to name their child ‘Nemo’ ~ some other bizaree male names include :  Sailor, Buzz-Bee, Zed and Blade.  Out-of-the-ordinary girls’ names included Tinkerbell, Buttercup and Bliss. 

Elon Musk and singer Grimes announced the birth of their first child together on Tuesday, telling fans their son's name is X Æ A-12.The unusual choice immediately had fans guessing what it might mean, and how to pronounce the series of letters and numbers.  It appears the name may have also been partially inspired by one of the songs from 32-year-old Grimes', real name Claire Boucher, 32, last album - 4ÆM. Others noted the Lockheed A-12 was built for the Central Intelligence Agency.  It was not immediately clear if new dad Musk was having fun with his followers in announcing the name but others joked it would be 'tough on the teacher'.

Elon Musk shared the first pictures of his newborn baby boy with singer Grimes on Twitter on Tuesday - it's the singer's first child and his sixth son. In response to a user's Tweet that read: 'We need the name we literally need it,' Elon replied, 'X Æ A-12 Musk.' It was not immediately clear if new dad Musk was having fun with his followers !  After announcing the birth of his son, Musk, 48, also shared pictures of him holding the baby and with a quirky tattoo filter added to the newborn's face.  After telling fans the baby was called X Æ A-12 Musk one Twitter user suggested:  'X for SpaceX, AE for After Earth and A-12 for the original SR-71 designation which was the first reusable vehicle to go to space.' Another shared links to pages explaining the unusual stream of letters and deduced it would mean the name is: 'Ash Lockheed Musk. Final Answer.'

The unusual choice immediately had fans guessing what it might mean, and how to pronounce the series of letters and numbers.  While some tried to decipher what it means, for many the name was just too confusing. The tech mogul is father to five sons, Griffin, Xavier, Kai, Saxon and Damian from his previous marriage. Musk lost his first child Nevada in 2002 at 10 weeks old as result of SIDS.   Shares of Tesla Inc tumbled more than 10 per cent on Friday after Musk tweeted that the electric carmaker’s high-flying stock was overly expensive.

Interesting !

With regards – S. Sampathkumar

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