SAN FRANCISCO: Tech billionaire Elon Musk's transgender daughter has reportedly filed a request to change her name to Vivian Jenna Wilson, reflecting her gender identification and avoiding any ties to her biological father.
According to TMZ (Thirty-Mile Zone -- a tabloid journalism online newspaper owned by Fox Corporation), one of Musk's children wants nothing to do with him and has filed legal documents to drop his famous last name.
The documents were filed was filed with the Los Angeles County Superior Court in Santa Monica in April by Xavier Musk, at least that was the name she was given at birth, but now having turned 18 in April, she said she wants her name to be Vivian Jenna Wilson.
In the documents, she said she wants to be recognised as female, but the name change is not just about her transitioning, there is clearly a rift with dear ol' Dad, the report said.
If you fall in love with reading— Justine Musk (@justinemusk) September 15, 2017
when you’re young,
it just might be
what saves your life.
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", as per the report.
Neither Musk nor Vivian has previously said anything publicly about their relationship or her transition. Interestingly though, back in December 2020, Musk tweeted he supports the transgender community but added, "All these pronouns are an esthetic nightmare."
I absolutely support trans, but all these pronouns are an esthetic nightmare— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 16, 2020
Vivian has a twin brother, Griffin, and the last name Wilson comes from their mother, Canadian author Justine Wilson, who was married to Musk from 2000 to 2008.
According to the report, Vivian's hearing on the name change is set for Friday.