Musk is so obsessed with X, he even named the space company SpaceX. Not only this, he has also named his first son X. Apart from this, the name of a model of electric car is also X.
Famous American entrepreneur Elon Musk is counted among the smartest people in the world. However, he can also often be seen doing things that don't seem to be consistent within the realm of logical and social beliefs for a settled billionaire businessman. At the moment, he has changed the name of Twitter to X. Most people find this decision absurd. Musk has not kept this name without any reason. In fact, X, the 24th letter of the English alphabet, is Musk's old love. Musk is so obsessed with X, he even named the space company SpaceX. Not only this, he has also named his first son X. Apart from this, the name of a model of electric car is also X.
In 1999, Elon Musk created X.com, a banking website that was merged into PayPal three years later. Musk was made the CEO of PayPal, Musk wanted to change the name of PayPal to X.Com, with which the rest of the founders did not agree and Musk had to leave the CEO post. In this way, Musk's love affair with X is more than two decades old.
With the merger with PayPal, the X.com domain name also became PayPal's, in 2017 Musk bought the X.com domain from PayPal. Regarding this, Musk tweeted, "Thank you PayPal for giving me the opportunity to buy X.Com, no plans yet, but it has a deep emotional value to me."
You might remember X from maths class. The one who was unknown was named X. X's unique ability to solve problems and its flexibility make it attractive because of its endless possibilities for use. In an article for Psychology Dude, Dr. Lyons writes, Musk is obsessed with X because the letter can be anything from birth to death, multiplication, cancellation, and unknown variables.
Google's parent company Alphabet is already running X.Company. Apart from this, Facebook's parent company Meta has the intellectual property rights of X. At the same time, Microsoft has the trade mark right of X. In such a situation, Musk may also have to face legal challenges for naming Twitter X. "There is a 100 per cent chance that someone will take Twitter to court over the X name," says US trade mark lawyer Josh Gerben, Euro News reports. More than 900 trade marks and IPRs are active in the US in different industries and sectors regarding the letter X.
On Friday, a large X has also been installed on the building of its headquarters in San Francisco. The city administration has received a complaint against its validity, which is being investigated. According to the city's laws, permission has to be taken to put a sign board on any building and rules have also been made regarding its size and type. If there is a violation of the rules in applying X, it can be removed. Going forward, if the original form of Twitter does not survive, then its consequences can be bad. Especially users can deny it.