Grimes says toddler son calls her by real name as she dislikes mum identity

Grimes has said she has a "distaste" for the word mother or mama, and her son calls her by her real name.

The Canadian singer shares her son X Æ A-12 with her mega-rich entrepreneur husband Elon Musk, who is the CEO at SpaceX.

Grimes and Elon welcomed their little boy into the world in May 2020, however the toddler doesn't call her mother and instead prefers to call her Claire – her real name.

The star, whose real name is Claire Elise Boucher, said she can't "identify" with the name mother and has a "distaste" for it – even though she respects it.

Speaking to Vogue magazine, she said: "I think having a baby was a big rebirth for me artistically. Being a mother feels weird for me to say,

"X says Claire, but he doesn’t say 'mama'… like, maybe he can sense my distaste for the word 'mother.'

"I don’t even know why I have a distaste for it, I respect it … I just can't identify with it, weirdly."

Grimes previously recalled how her and her partner Elon came up with their son's unusual name, whom she nicknames "X".

In a social media post, she penned: "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 defences, just speed. Great in battle, but non-violent.

"A=Archangel, my favorite song."

Despite the famous parents loving their child, they appear to have different ideas on how to pronounce the boy's name.

When a fan asked her how her boy's name was pronounced, she explained: "it’s just X, like the letter X. Then A.I. Like how you said the letter A then I,"

However, when science buff Elon was asked about the name, he said: "I mean it's just X, the letter X, and the 'Æ' is pronounced, 'Ash."

The pair apparently ran into difficulties when they tried to register their baby's name.

The Department of Public Health Vital Records Office said they would not be able to legally put the name on a birth certificate as the law doesn't allow symbols or numbers in names – TMZ reported.

The parents later changed the baby's name to X AE A-XII in order to comply with the law in California.

Musk and Grimes revealed that they were dating back in May 2018.

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