Elon Musk’s transgender child seeks name change to cut ties with father

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Billionaire Elon Musk’s transgender child has filed for a gender identity name change in a bid to cut ties with his father.

“Gender identity and the fact that I no longer live or wish to be related to my biological father in any way,” Musk’s child explained as justification for the petition.

SpaceX founder and chief engineer Elon Musk attends the Satellite 2020 conference in Washington, DC, U.S., March 9, 2020.
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Musk’s child has applied for both a name change and a new birth certificate reflecting a new gender identity. The suit was filed in April in Los Angeles County Superior Court in Santa Monica.

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Xavier Alexander Musk just turned 18 and asked the court to recognize the change of sex from male to female and register a new name, according to court documents.

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SpaceX founder and Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk arrives at the Axel Springer Awards ceremony in Berlin, Germany on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (Liesa Johannssen-Koppitz/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

SpaceX founder and Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk arrives at the Axel Springer Awards ceremony in Berlin, Germany on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (Liesa Johannssen-Koppitz/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

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The new name would be Vivian Jenna Wilson, taking the mother’s last name, TMZ reported.

Musk’s child said that “she wants to be recognized as a woman,” according to the outlet.

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The teen’s mother, Justine Wilson, divorced Musk in 2008.

No further details were provided about the tensions between Musk and his child.

The hearing for the requested name change is set for Friday.

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Musk has touched on the subject of transgender people selecting their preferred pronouns in the past.

“Pronouns suck,” he posted on Twitter in 2020.

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“I absolutely support trans, but all these pronouns are an aesthetic nightmare,” he wrote in a separate tweet the same year.

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