Naming Children After COVID Variants Seems to Be the New Wild Idea of Elon Musk

Naming Children After COVID Variants Seems to Be the New Wild Idea of Elon Musk

After the COVID pandemic has caused a lot of sorrow, deaths, paranoia, and lockdowns worldwide, it may not be a bad idea after all to try to have some fun based on it in one way or another.

COVID is still out there, whether we like it or not, although it’s pretty much harmless compared to how the situation was in early 2020. The world now has medicines and vaccines to tackle the coronavirus. But apart from still having some potential to cause harm, it seems that COVID is granting some inspiration to Elon Musk in an unexpected way. If remembering the recent designations of COVID variants represents a steep learning curve for you, naming children after them might help. The idea seems to belong to Elon Musk, so don’t blame us!

The winter will bring new COVID strains

Billy Markus, a co-creator of Dogecoin, reminded about some new COVID strains. Speaking about the variants that have the “XBB, Q.1.1” and “BA.2.75.2” monikers, Markus asked if Elon Musk named them. The famous CEO of Tesla replied in an amusing way, saying that the variants are giving him “kid naming ideas.”


In the end, it’s safe to assume that Elon Musk was just joking, although surely not everybody will like what he said.

Even though the world has been through thick and thin in the last almost 3 years because of the COVID pandemic, we can all say that the light at the end of the tunnel has finally arrived! It’s pretty easy in 2022 to stay protected from the coronavirus. 

Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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