Elon Musk's Child Seeks Name Change
June 21, 2022
One of Elon Musk's children has filed legal docs to drop the famous last name -- in fact, she's changing her full name, and legally declaring her gender identity.
The documents were filed in L.A. County by Xavier Musk, which is the name she was given at birth, but now, after having turned 18 in April, she says she wants her name to be Vivian Jenna Wilson. In the documents, she says she wants to be recognized as female -- but the name change isn't just about her transition. There's clearly a rift with her father. Vivian lists her reason for the name change as ... "Gender Identity and the fact that I no longer live with or wish to be related to my biological father in any way, shape, or form.
Neither Elon nor Vivian has previously made anything public statement about their relationship or her transition. Interestingly though, back in December 2020, Elon tweeted he supports the transgender community but added ... "All these pronouns are an esthetic nightmare."
Vivian has a twin brother, Griffin, and the last name Wilson comes from their mother, Canadian author Justine Wilson, who was married to Elon from 2000 to 2008. Vivian's hearing on the name change is set for Friday.