Founding Partner Harry Nelson was interviewed on Fox News concerning Elon Musk’s newborn’s controversial name: X Æ A-12.
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Elon Musk and his girlfriend, singer Grimes, recently revealed the name they gave to their first child together: X Æ A-12.Despite rules dictating how one may name their child, one legal expert argued that the Tesla and Space X headman may actually have a solid case if he elected to force the issue in court, pointing toward outdated laws that simply can’t keep up with the changing times not only regarding technology but the language it has created in and of itself.
“Our laws constantly lag the realities and possibilities,” attorney Harry Nelson — founder and managing partner of Nelson Hardiman, the largest Los Angeles-based boutique health care law firm and the second-largest in all of California — told Fox News.
“We see this clash constantly as technology allows us to do things the law never imagined, in health care where old laws become obstacles, and, in this case, with names.”
Due to this notion, Nelson believes it can possibly work in favor of Musk’s stance in a court of law.
“Leave it to Elon Musk to be one of the first to push through the current limit on name creativity,” he continued. “It used to be when [the late singer] Prince took on the symbol in place of his name, but I am guessing he never tried to register it with California’s Office of Vital Records.”
“If Musk forces the issue, I expect the courts will rule in his favor to force a move beyond the constraints of our 26-letter alphabet,” he added.