Elon Musk’s daughter has formally applied for a name change, claiming she no longer wants to be associated with him “in any manner.” Xavier Alexander Musk, the billionaire CEO’s transgender daughter, has applied to alter her name to Vivian Jenna Wilson. The surname Wilson refers to the mother of the 18-year-old, Canadian novelist Justine Wilson, who was married to Musk from 2000 until 2008.
“Gender identity and the fact that I no longer live with or desire to be linked to my biological father in any manner, shape, or form,” according to court filings filed with the Superior Court of California in Los Angeles County. Vivian’s plea will be heard at a hearing planned for Friday. Neither side has officially discussed their connection, although Musk has previously spoken out on the issue of transgender rights.
“I support trans people wholeheartedly, but all of these pronouns are an aesthetic nightmare.” Musk and Wilson are said to split custody of their five children, including 18-year-old twins Vivien and Griffin, as well as 16-year-old triplets Kai, Saxon, and Damien. The $306 million business entrepreneur has failed to comment on his daughter’s name change decision, instead of tweeting about cheese to his 99 million followers.
The disclosure comes after Musk got embroiled in a debate over Tesla’s military-style personnel code. Employees at his electric vehicle firm apparently received an email from him indicating they could work from home if they completed 40 hours at their workstations. “Working from home is no longer an option. If you want to work remotely, you must be in the office for a minimum of 40 hours a week (and I mean *minimum*). In a leaked text conversation, the 50-year-old Tesla CEO allegedly remarked, “This is less than we require of production employees.”