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Elon Musk wants his son to be named the Prince of Canada

Elon Musk already named his baby X Æ A-Xii, but now the Canadian citizen and full-time space whiz has a different title in mind for his son: the Prince of Canada.

Speaking with The New York Times on Saturday, Musk mused that if his son Baby X doesn't become a prince of the Internet, he can be the "prince of Canada."

No further details were provided, although it's probably safe to assume that Musk is joking — mostly.

Musk certainly has plenty of ties to Canada. Although the Tesla CEO was born in South Africa, he moved to Kingston, Ontario at the age of 17 to study at Queen's University, becoming a Canadian citizen in 1989.

In 2018, Musk also began dating Canadian singer Grimes (whose real name is Claire Boucher), with whom he shares his son.

Musk's latest statement has certainly sparked some discussion on social media, with Canadians joking that they're fine with being taken over by little Baby X, so long as Musk throws in some cars to sweeten the deal.

"If he gives every person in Canada a Tesla no problem, bring the little Prince over," one person wrote.

"Give every Canadian a Tesla and your son can be the Prince of Canada," another person wrote. "Or just give me one and I will bow every [time] I hear his name."

Admittedly, Canada already has a royal family (hi, Prince William), but with Meghan and Harry packing up and moving down to Los Angeles in March, we don't have any royals in residence.

Baby X seems a little young for the job, but hey — free Teslas and a trip to the moon for every Canadian citizen sounds like a good deal.

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Maye Musk


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