Elon Musk's child asks to change his name to cut all ties with his father
Steph Deschamps / June 22, 2022
A transgender daughter of Elon Musk has filed an official request to change her last name along with her gender in order to cut all ties with her father, according to documents seen Tuesday by AFP.
I no longer live with my biological father and do not want to be associated with him in any way, shape or form, the young woman wrote to explain her request filed the day after her 18th birthday.
Born Xavier Alexander Musk, she asked to be called Vivian Jenna Wilson so that her name would match her gender.
She thus wishes to take the maiden name of her mother, divorced from Elon Musk in 2008.
The application was filed in April in a Santa Monica, California court but was revealed this weekend by several US media outlets.
The richest man in the world had a total of eight children: six with Justine Musk (née Wilson) in the 2000s, one of whom died a few weeks after his birth, and, more recently, two with the musician Grimes.
The Tesla and SpaceX boss, who is also in the process of buying Twitter, has written posts on the social network in the past criticizing transgender or non-binary people for asking to be identified by specific pronouns, including this tweet from December 2020: I absolutely support trans people but all these pronouns are aesthetic nightmares.