The Week contest: Name X
This week's question: Billionaire Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk and his partner, electronic musician Grimes, surprised many people with the name they picked for their newborn son: X Æ A-12 (pronounced X-Ash-A12). If the newest member of the Musk family were to one day write a book about being gifted with such an unusual first name, what could he title it?
THE WINNER: "'X' Marked the Tot"
Beth Cedarholm, River Falls, Wisconsin
SECOND PLACE: "Boy Named, Sues"
Tim Mistele, Coral Gables, Florida
THIRD PLACE: "Y?"
Serena Wilson, Great Falls, Virginia
"An X to Grind"
Ken Kellam III, Dallas
"Parents Can Be Such a Pain in the Æ"
Eric Richards, Shreve, Ohio
"I'm X-Ash-Per-A-ted 12"
Arthur Swintelski, Las Vegas
"Th@nk$ for N0thing D@d!"
Jeff Morris, Alexandria, Virginia
"Call Me AshMale"
Michael Grossman, San Dimas, California
"Go Spell it on the Mountain"
Patty Oberhausen, Fort Wayne, Indiana
"My Name is My Password"
Alan Samit, Flemington, New Jersey
"A Musk by Any Other Name"
Laurel Rose, Pittsburgh
"A Little Xcentric"
Lidia Zidik, Reading, Pennsylvania
"Call Me Ishmael, Please"
Luke Havumaki, Faribault, Minnesota
"Just Call Me Junior"
George Rose, South Daytona, Florida
"2020: A SpaceX Oddity"
Kathy El-Assal, Middleton, Wisconsin