Elon Musk and Grimes had a third baby they named Techno Mechanicus

Surprise! And baby makes five… or 11, depending on how you’re counting. I have no idea if they’re back together or not, but at some point, Elon Musk and Grimes (née Claire Boucher) secretly welcomed a third child together. As you probably already know, Musk and Grimes already have son X Æ A-Xii, nicknamed “X” and daughter Exa Dark Sideræl, nicknamed “Y.” After X and Y, you’d think they’d commit to completing the trilogy and go for a name like “Xerxes Xanadu,” nicknamed “Z,” but instead, they opted for the more boring Techno Mechanicus.

Elon Musk and Grimes have welcomed a third baby in secret, a new biography on the Tesla CEO claims. According to The New York Times’ review of Musk’s biography, which was written by journalist Walter Isaason and set to be released on Sept. 12, Musk, 52, and Grimes, 35 — whose real name is Claire Boucher — welcomed a third child, a son named Techno Mechanicus, who also goes by “Tau.”

It is unclear if the Space X founder’s forthcoming biography contains more details about the infant, including when or where he was born.

In a March 2022 Vanity Fair interview revealing Exa Dark’s birth, Grimes admitted that the former couple wanted more babies, telling the outlet, “We’ve always wanted at least three or four.”

[From People]

Over the weekend, Musk seemingly confirmed via Twitter X that the child’s full name is Tau Techno Mechanicus, explaining, “Circumference/Diameter,” (because get it? Tau is the ratio of the circumference to the radius of a circle! Those clever kids.) Space Karen also responded to another post with “τ,” because tau is also the 19th letter of the Greek alphabet. I’m guessing Techno is for the music genre and Google tells me that Mechanicus is from Warhammer 40k: Mechanicus, a video game that takes place on Mars and Mechanicus is the “Cult of the Machine.” Yeah, that checks.

This is Musk’s 11th child in total and if they weren’t going to go with Z, then it also really feels like a missed opportunity to stan “Stranger Things” and go with “Eleven.” Or even complete the Tesla models and go for an “S” or “3/E” name. Ah well, there’s always babies four and five. Also, what’s the over/under on these three growing up and changing their names to very normal ones, like John, Emma, and Joseph?

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  1. Rainbow Kitty says:

    What in the actual fcuk.

    • LooneyTunes says:

      Yup. Nothing more to say. Elitism is a mental illness.

    • Anna says:

      They are producing those poor kids purely for the opportunity to give them “fancy” names. I so hope the kids will change names to Kates and John’s and become pharmacists and accountants and live a nice, calm life. And have great therapists.

  2. Caroline says:

    Grimes posted a comment on Walter’s announcement asking him to ask Musk to respond to her or her lawyer re: being blocked from seeing a child.

    • Mle428 says:

      Wow! This is super messy! I had no idea.

    • Andrea says:

      Does Musk have just the son or the son and the daughter. Presumably baby number 3 was also born via a surrogate and Claire Boucher hasn’t seen that baby either. Awful.

    • ama1977 says:

      If only there had been some sign that this colossal misogynist, lunatic, robber baron, fraudster, megalomaniac idiot would not treat Claire with the utmost respect after she gave her genetic contribution to his goal of furtherance of upping the white birth rate!! He’s certainly never treated every single other romantic partner/coparent with a staggering lack of consideration or respect, and he ABSOLUTELY doesn’t consider these children mere extensions of his own damaged psyche!! /s

      Seriously, I’m simultaneously incredulous that she didn’t see this coming and devastated for her that she sees her only recourse as posting on his sabotaged and failing social media venture. I hope these kids have excellent nannies and other people who love and nurture them. This is just terrible.

    • Sugarhere says:

      @Caroline: This is very enlightening, thank you. It brings confirmation that they were never romantically linked, but solely had a transactional agreement, that could be summed up as follows:

      – Claire Boucher = egg / oocyte purveyor
      – Elon Musk = client providing the funds, semen, and IVF logistics to create his dynasty

      As a contractual egg donor, she certainly has signed away her rights to her children, hence her begging to see them. “Grimes” sold her reproductive capacity to the most powerful man on earth, who made sure she signed an iron-clad contract letting him be the sole guardian to their offspring.

      Cry, girl. Or take responsibility. Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe pioneered that type of 💩

  3. Kirsten says:

    Tau is a cute name if you ignore all the other parts (which, I’m sure as soon as that kid is old enough, he will).

    I cannot with him and his ideas about children though. Having the financial resources to have this many kids does not mean that you should have this many kids.

    • Bee (not THAT Bee) says:

      He thinks there needs to be more white people and he is doing his part. Gross!

      TBH I kinda feel sorry for Grimes. She looks so happy in those Met Gala photos. Recently she doesn’t seem happy at all. He must be exhausting!

    • Sobiewski says:

      Yeah, I agree. Tau does sound really chic. At least he didn’t get all those crazy ass alien symbols in his name like the other son X. Nobody can even phonetically pronounce his real name LOL

  4. Mia4s says:

    The level of mess these kids are going to be when they grow up cannot be measured with any scientific tools currently available. Messed up to a level beyond imagining. You can see it coming like an inevitability.

  5. Ms CP says:

    Poor kids! 😢

  6. duchess of hazard says:

    I think Grimes is trying to see the third child, but Musk isn’t allowing her to do so? Either way, messy.

    • Just Chelle says:

      She’s fighting to see one of the kids. And, according to the article, she still wants to have *more* kids with him?!

      • Ameerah M says:

        Because they BOTH buy into replacement theory. She is willing to have children with this man that won’t let her see or raise these kids because of that. They are both sick in the head.

    • molly says:

      I can’t believe this woman had *THREE* children with this man. Messy, indeed.

  7. ThatsNotOkay says:

    Sick. Gross. Maybe pay taxes and child support, then talk about using your demon sperm to populate the Earth with a future labor force to do your bidding.

  8. Sarah B says:

    Please say “Psych!” Say psych right now. Now. Please. Please? Oh my God, psych?!

    • LooneyTunes says:

      The funny thing is that there will be a million fan boys on his post telling him what a genius he is for these names and they’re the bestest names in the world. 🤣

      • B says:

        Hope that kid doesn’t want to write poetry or something when he grows up…..
        Elons Circle device (if he has the sense to manage little one’s internet access) is going to have to get set to block searches for the trans child and also block searches about how you legally change your name.

  9. Alicky says:

    All those billions and he can’t afford birth control?

    • Bettyrose says:

      Birth control?? His kids are largely through invitro and Grime’s case surrogates, as well. There are no “oopsie” babies in Muskland.

    • LooneyTunes says:

      He’s of the philosophy that the world is UNDERpopulated and the “right” people need to have MORE kids.

    • Matilda says:

      He fears white people are going to be out bred by POC that is why he is over breeding. Then when his kids grow up they seem to hate him.

      • bettyrose says:

        His older kids have probably observed some of the dynamic described in Justine’s Marie Claire article (which was also the basis for the uber creepy “Made for Love” on HBO).

  10. Amy T says:

    Adults are entitled to make all the bad decisions they want, but when they involves kids who never asked for any of it, I am off the boat. Shame on both of them.

  11. Bettyrose says:

    So the third baby with Grimes comes after the twins with his executive? Where do all these children live? Does Musk have a compound staffed with nannies?

    • Chloe says:

      I think the second baby with Grimes also came a month after the twins with the exec.

      • Sandra says:

        Yes! When reading Grimes’ comment she said something about the situation tearing her family apart.

        It made me wonder if the “twins-with-an-employee” idea was a big contributor to their on and off situation.

    • taris says:

      elon is awful, i think we all agree.
      but all these women lining up to knowingly become one of many musk™ incubators/single mothers of children who will grow up as good as fatherless?..
      as a society, we have so much work to do in instilling self-respect in women.

      • Ameerah M says:

        @taris you are missing one glaring fact about these women. They are all low key/high key right wingers with the same ideologies as Musk’s. This has nothing to do with self esteem and everything to do with white supremacist ideology. Musk is a very vocal believer in replacement theory. It is why he continues to have children. Any woman signing up for that knows this – and also buys into said theory. These women aren’t victims. They know exactly what they are signing up for.

      • bettyrose says:

        Oh, I’m not giving the women a pass, at all, but – if this is any kind of distinction – I don’t believe any women have come out of the woodwork with baby daddy claims. All his kids have been very much planned.

  12. msmlnp says:

    I think he’s the father of Amber Heard’s baby too.

    • Sandra says:

      I’ve been wondering this for awhile. Maybe he already had a surrogate waiting in the wings for all this. He must have a rolodex for them at this point.

    • Concern Fae says:

      Apparently Heard really gets slammed in the new biography. However, someone on Twitter pointed out that she’s the only one of his serious girlfriends to refuse to have a child with him. Smart lady.

    • Ameerah M says:

      She has denied this. And I believe her.

    • bettyrose says:

      Amber Heard has a baby? How did I miss that? Off to Google . . . hmm . . . a baby through surrogacy in 2021. That does have a Musk ring to it, but it’s very possible it was a sperm donor. Good for her for not procreating with any of the high profile men she’s been connected to, who are universally awful.

  13. Twin Falls says:

    This feels like child abuse.

  14. FancyPants says:

    Somebody said “Tex Mex” for short LOL
    But seriously, how are these kids gonna fill out job applications some day? How do you write that A/E combined letter on a keyboard and will an automated application form accept it? I hope for these childrens’ sakes that their mothers are all at least halfway sane and taking full care of them.

    • Sandra says:

      These kids will never have to fill out a job application, ever.

      • bettyrose says:

        Musk seems like he’s a controlling abuser type, and I wouldn’t put it past him at all to financially cut off a kid or two who don’t live by his specifications. He doesn’t have to give any of them anything after their 18 birthday.

      • FancyPants says:

        And isn’t he cash-poor and currently losing value for all his companies? This kids would be fools to expect any payout from him, especially not if they grow up to be anything but straight cis MAGAts.

    • Bee (not THAT Bee) says:

      You hold down the A key. Æ

      I agree that it’s ridic but typing it on a keyboard is going to be the least of that kid’s issues.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        Unrelated but Æ is actually a letter in the Danish alphabet.

      • Bee (not THAT Bee) says:

        Yes, I’ve also seen Æsop’s Fables and other uses. I don’t think æ is inherently ridiculous, but the full name certainly is.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Oh, my. Remember when on the first day of school, the teacher does roll call using everyone’s government name, even though you or your friends go by a nickname? That’s gonna be fun.

  15. Delphine says:

    All I can think of is that there is a painful lesson for her to learn here.

  16. Ameerah M says:

    Well Elno is a believer in replacement theory so he will continue to procreate and attempt to re-populate the earth with white babies with terrible names.

  17. Lululu says:

    This is all just bizarre and pretentious. They think they are being esoteric and intellectual and all they are doing is saddling their kids with weird names that are going to get them mercilessly teased in school.

  18. Mel says:

    Those poor kids. People, stop getting involved with, marrying known d-bags thinking that you are going to be the exception to their rule and somehow they love you more or you’re so special that they will NEVER treat YOU badly. They told you, you made a choice not to believe them.

    • bettyrose says:

      I’m not disagreeing with you at all, but you can’t ask for rational thought around wealth beyond what most of us can even conceive of. We may need to face the fact that he’s gonna Charlie Chaplin this, and he’s still quite young.

  19. Michael says:

    They must hate their kids. Watch him name the next girl Diarrhea but it’s pronounced Daria.

  20. bisynaptic says:

    Musk is an idiot. The ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle is Pi.