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Smoke was seen beneath Elon Musk's mighty Starship prototype overnight as he and his partner, musician Claire Boucher, celebrated the birth of their first child together. Naturally, El Reg is pondering a name for the offspring. While his rocketry, tunnelling and battery-powered antics frequent our pages with varying levels of …

  1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

    Names are so 20th century

    Just number the little release - I'm betting on '420'

    1. GloriousVictoryForThePeople

      Re: Names are so 20th century

      790 would have a more canadian and space vibe

    2. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

      Re: Names are so 20th century

      I was joking - have you seen what the idiot actually chose ? Oh FFS !

  2. Anonymous Coward
    1. Fungus Bob Silver badge

      Dave's not here...

  3. DCFusor Silver badge

    Joule or Max(well) seem appropriate.

  4. SJA

    Hal?

    How about Hal?

    1. Captain Scarlet Silver badge
      Alien

      Re: Hal?

      HAL wants to murder people, I recommend SID (Just don't drop your identify disc!).

      1. The Oncoming Scorn Silver badge
        Alien

        Re: Hal?

        Whats Space Intruder Detector got to do with it!

        1. Captain Scarlet Silver badge
          Mushroom

          Re: Hal?

          Damn your humans acronymns!

          It stands for "Speech Intelligence Decoder" and was active on Lunarville 7 until it was shot multiple times.

  5. MJI Silver badge

    From his companies - Nikola?

    From characters played by actors from her country - Tiberius

    His favourite films - Luke, Han, Obiwan

    Reading - Hari

  6. J27 Bronze badge

    I think Edsel is a great name.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Nappy Rash (gcu)

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    2. alain williams Silver badge

      The father might deserve it, but the newborn son does not.

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      2. Throatwarbler Mangrove Silver badge
        Paris Hilton

        Wow, I'm curious to know the nature of that particular series of posts. I've seldom seen the mods rip out most of a thread like that.

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          "[...] I'm curious to know the nature of that particular series of posts."

          Two allusions to a legal case - and one biblical reference that lacked a /s qualification.

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  9. no one cares

    Another Musky scent

    How big is the kid's nose? Cyrano is an option.

  10. GrahamRJ

    Follow the naming convention for landing-pad ships

    ... and use the names of Ian M Banks "Culture" ships. I would particularly suggest:-

    Little Rascal

    Youthful Indiscretion

    Sweet and Full of Grace

    Although given the number of other kids he has, perhaps:-

    Someone Else's Problem

  11. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    SN7

    Seems to be his current naming convention.

  12. Anonymous Coward
  13. vincer

    - Brad(bury)

    - Phobos or Deimos

    - Level 5

    - Giga

  14. sorry, what?
    Coat

    Well, it's obvious to any bloke who ever had to buy smellies for their better half...

    White.

    'nuf said.

  15. Uncle Slacky Silver badge
    Stop

    X Æ A-12

    That's the official name - not sure how to pronounce it though.

    1. Arthur the cat Silver badge

      Re: X Æ A-12

      That's the official name - not sure how to pronounce it though.

      "Fred"

      1. Uncle Slacky Silver badge

        Re: X Æ A-12

        "Chumley"

        1. Trigonoceps occipitalis

          Re: X Æ A-12

          "Chumley"

          Cholmondeley

          FTFY

    2. Throatwarbler Mangrove Silver badge
      Holmes

      Re: X Æ A-12

      Raymond Luxury Yacht

      1. aizuchi0

        Re: X Æ A-12

        "That's not my name!"

    3. Anonymous Coward
    4. Alan Sharkey

      Re: X Æ A-12

      I shall have a rant here.

      As the child grows up, he (or she) needs a "normal" name for the society in which they live. Anything outside the 'norm' and they get teased incessantly - because that is what children do. So, giving a child a name like this one is not nice for the child and only reflects the parents ego.

      rant over.

      Alan

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: X Æ A-12

        Might as well just call him "UTF-8 encoding error".

        1. D@v3

          Re: X Æ A-12

          Or

          Robert'); DROP TABLE Students;--

      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: X Æ A-12

        "[...] he (or she) needs a "normal" name for the society in which they live. "

        Back in the 1960s a couple were getting married. When the vicar said their names there was much confusion in the congregation. The bride had always been known by her middle name - rather than her longer first name with a French accenting. The groom had been christened William Henry - and was always known as "John".

        A Polish woman living in England named her son Christopher with an English spelling - for which there was a phonetically identical Polish name. She also gave him a middle name that was phonetically his English father's name - but with the Polish spelling. The husband was totally confused when he had to spell it on official forms.

      3. Chris G Silver badge

        Re: X Æ A-12

        That reminds me of an earlier thought, if it's a boy Sue and if it's a girl Ghengis; they'll develop character as they grow.

      4. Fungus Bob Silver badge

        Re: normal name

        Dweezil and Moon Unit survived...

    5. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge

      Re: X Æ A-12

      Æ - "Ash"

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%86

      Æ also reminds me of the bonnet ornament on the old Austin Cambridge

      Lockheed A-12

      1. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge

        Re: X Æ A-12

        The coordinates for the location of a treasure or where the child was conceived.

        The crossroads on the A12 under an Ash tree.

  16. Kevin McMurtrie Silver badge

    Han

    Pilot of the Falcon

  17. Vulch

    If he'd read the script

    As a billionaire heavily invested in space he ought to be calling this one Walter or Donald as he'd already have used Scott, Virgil, Gordon, John and Alan.

  18. Fungus Bob Silver badge

    From a previous Reg article:

    "Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions and loyal servant to the TRUE emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next."

    Now *that's* a name...

    1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

      Re: From a previous Reg article:

      >Now *that's* a name...

      More of a linkedin profile

  19. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Baby names

    Arsehole Jr.

  20. HildyJ Silver badge
    Pint

    Model G

    Since he's the seventh.

  21. Throatwarbler Mangrove Silver badge
    Boffin

    Iain, in honor of you know who . . .

  22. Chris G Silver badge

    Might I suggest Bergholt after a former inventor of a pneumatic transit tube?

    Nominative determinism and all that.

  23. Dr. G. Freeman

    Dad's Elon G. Musk

    so kids' name is Elonger Musk

    Grandkid could be Elonger Still, or Elongest Musk.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      > Dad's Elon G. Musk

      Does the G stand for 'Gate'?

  24. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Baby Mc Baby Face

    it's right there...

  25. flat wrong
  26. anthonyhegedus Silver badge

    What a complete cockwomble

    Would you buy a car from a company where the CEO is this unhinged? He's a clown.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: What a complete cockwomble

      Would you buy any car made in the USA?

  27. Spanners Silver badge
    Boffin

    Formula for distance covered

    How about naming him after a good old O Level physics formula?

    The formula for distance travelled is S=UT + 0.5AT^2

    In name form - Seutphatt

    In US pronunciation - Sootfat

  28. amess
    Coat

    Musky McMuskface

  29. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

    Ox

    For when the register is called at school.

    Teacher: Musk, Ox

    Kid: <sighs>Here sir.

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  31. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge

    Confirmation by @Grimezsz

    Quote:

    •X, the unknown variable ⚔️

    •Æ, my elven spelling of Ai (love &/or Artificial intelligence)

    •A-12 = precursor to SR-17 (our favorite aircraft). No weapons, no defenses, just speed. Great in battle, but non-violent

    + (A=Archangel, my favorite song) (⚔️metal rat)

    5:54 pm - 5 May 2020

    https://mobile.twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1257925244733452290?p=v

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