The transgender daughter of Elon Musk has submitted a name change request so that it is consistent with her new gender identity and because she “no longer lives with or wishes to be associated to my biological father in any manner, shape, or form.”
In April, the petition to alter both her name and her birth certificate to match her new gender identity was submitted to the Los Angeles County Superior Court in Santa Monica. The petition was for both a name change and a new birth certificate. Recent reports appearing in various online media outlets have brought this to light.
According to court documents that are available online through PlainSite.org, the person formerly known as Xavier Alexander Musk has asked the court to change her gender recognition from male to female and to register her new name. This comes after she recently turned 18, which is the legal age of consent in the state of California.
Within the online document, her new name was obscured for privacy reasons. Her mother’s name is Justine Wilson, and in 2008 she got a divorce from Elon Musk.
There was no more explanation provided for the split that exists between Musk’s daughter and her father, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX who is now attempting a $44 billion purchase of the social media network Twitter.
Neither a lawyer who represents Musk nor the Tesla media department immediately replied to emails from Reuters asking comment on Monday. Reuters had forwarded the letters.
In May, a few months after the name and gender change document was submitted, Musk proclaimed his support for the Republican Party. The elected members of the Republican Party have supported a slew of measures that may limit the rights of transgender people in places around the country.
Musk has expressed his opinion on the challenge that transgender people have when choosing the pronouns that are most often used by tweeting in the year 2020, “I fully support trans, but all these pronouns are an aesthetic nightmare.”