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Elon Musk and Neuralink executive Shivon Zilis’ twins have unexpectedly normal names.
Biographer Walter Isaacson revealed their names, Strider and Azure, in a Time cover story.
Musk’s children with Grimes have markedly different names — particularly their son, X Æ A-Xii.
Isaacson interviewed Musk in March at Zilis’ house in Austin, per his account in the Time story. The author met Musk and Zilis, who were carrying the twins — Strider and Azure — in their laps. Isaacson’s piece in Time and his X post included photographs of the then 16-month-old babies.
The names of Zilis’ twins are relatively simple when compared to what Musk and the musician Grimes named their two kids.
Musk named their son X Æ A-Xii Musk — pronounced “X A.I. Archangel” — and their daughter Exa Dark Sideræl Musk. Grimes later said in a post on X in March that they’ve now changed their daughter’s name to “Y” or “Why?”.
The serial entrepreneur may be a busy man, but he’s found the time to have nine children with three partners. Besides his four children with Zilis and Grimes, Musk shares five children with his ex-wife Justine Musk.
Last year, Insider first revealed that Musk quietly had twins with Zilis in November 2021. A day after Insider’s report came out, Musk wrote in a post on X that he was “doing my best to help the underpopulation crisis.”
“A collapsing birth rate is the biggest danger civilization faces by far,” read the X post published on July 7.
Representatives for Musk and Zilis did not immediately respond to requests for comment from Insider sent outside regular business hours.