Who Is Xavier Musk? Elon Musk's Transgender Daughter Files for Name Change

The transgender child of billionaire Tesla founder Elon Musk is looking to change her name to distance herself from her father.

After Xavier Alexander Musk turned 18 in April, she filed a petition with a courthouse to change her name to Vivian Jenna Wilson, after her mother, and to be legally recognized as female.

Her hearing is scheduled for Friday. Court documents showing the information of the name change and hearing leaked onto Twitter over the weekend.

A court document says the reason for the change is to do with "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."

Newsweek has contacted Musk's representatives for comment.

The Tesla CEO and SpaceX founder has previously stoked controversy with his views on pronouns. Human Rights Campaign, a non-profit that specializes in the rights of bisexual, gay, lesbian and transgender people, called on the billionaire to apologize for his tweets in late 2020, after Musk used Twitter to mock people who list the pronouns they would like to be described as in their online bios.

On December 14, 2020, Musk tweeted: ""when you put he/him in ur bio", with a meme showing a picture of a soldier rubbing bloody hands down his face. The soldier is wearing a hat in the meme saying "I love to oppress."

Despite backlash for his tweet, he later doubled down on his remarks, tweeting: "I absolutely support trans, but all these pronouns are an esthetic nightmare."

On July 25 that year, Musk tweeted "pronouns suck," much to the dismay of his pop star partner at the time Grimes, who sent him a response on the social media site telling him to take the tweet down.

"I love you but please turn off ur phone or give me a dall. I cannot support hate. Please stop this. I know this isn't your heart." Grimes, whose real name is Claire Boucher, said in the now-deleted tweet.

Xavier Alexander Musk, one of Elon Musk's seven children, has a twin called Griffin. Both children were born with IVF after Musk and Canadian author Justine Wilson's previous child, Nevada Alexander Musk, died of sudden infant death syndrome at only 10 weeks.

Musk and Wilson have five children together and they divorced in 2008. The other three were also born with IVF—triplets called Damian, Kai and Saxon. Musk and Wilson share custody of the five children.

The world's richest man later had two sons with Grimes — X AE A-XII and Exa Dark Sideræl Musk.

Xavier Alexander Musk
In this combination image, Elon Musk participates in a press conference at the Kennedy Space Center on May 27, 2020, inset image, Elon Musk, stands with his fiancee Talulah Riley and his twin sons Griffin, left, 6, and Xavier at the Nasdaq's opening bell to celebrate the electric automaker's initial public offering, Tuesday, June, 29, 2010, in New York. Getty/AP