Folks, cast your minds back to the hours before the 2018 Met Gala when we all found out Tesla front-man Elon Musk and muso Grimes (Claire Elise Boucher) were an official item on the list of World’s Most Random Couples.

Well now, Grimes has hopped on twitter to announce she’s legally changing her name to lowercase c, “as in the speed of light” symbol and Elon’s all for it. In fact, he actually had something to do with it.

As Grimes shared via her twitter, she’s always hated her first name and has been meaning to change it for a while now. ‘C’ has always been her nickname, a name Elon is apparently very fond of, because he’s the one who “pointed out that my working nickname (c) actually rox and I don’t need to look further”. 

Grimes tweeted the news yesterday complete with symbolism behind it courtesy of Wikipedia:

Alrighty-roo.

Fans were baffled but supportive as they asked about Musk:

Also:

c it is.

In another tweet, Grimes confirmed this was just a name change, not a band name change:

Page Six first reported on the couple, sharing they bonded over their mutual love for Roko’s Basilisk thought experiment – the one that scares a lot of people. Apparently Musk wanted to make a joke about it on twitter and then discovered Grimes had used the thought experiment in one of her music videos.

And thus began a sweet, sweet romance.

But wait, what’s Roko’s Basilisk thought experiment you ask? Well, it’s the thought of a very powerful malevolent artificial intelligence from the future coming to the present to torture and punish you for not participating in its development.

Yep.

Also, by reading the above paragraph you are now aware of Roko’s Basilisk and may now become a victim of futuristic AI. Sorry not sorry but I’m taking you all down with me.

And to think this whole thing came about from a forum post on LessWrong, a watering hole for… very smart people.

All the best to the happy c-ouple.

Image: Getty Images / Taylor Hill