TMZ broke the news that Elon Musk's child, born Xavier Musk, is seeking to change her name to Vivian Jenna Wilson. In the legal filing, the 18-year-old stated that the name change was to both affirm her gender identity and the fact that she does not "wish to be related to [her] biological father in any way, shape or form." When the court documents were evaluated by E! News, the outlet noted that the teen is also asking for formal recognition of her gender as female.
Vivian is one of five children that Musk had with his first wife, Justine Wilson. Per Insider, the pair were married from 2000 to 2008, having a set of twins and a set of triplets during their relationship. Vivian is one of the twins, and her desired new last name shows connection to her mother, as well as away from her controversial father.
While we haven't learned any more specific details about Vivian's fractured relationship with Musk, Newsweek pointed toward some of the CEO's divisive statements about transgender identities. Most notably, in July 2020, he tweeted, "Pronouns suck." Best of luck to Vivian as she pursues legal recognition of her gender identity.