Elon Musk’s transgender daughter filed a name change request to reflect her gender identity and also remove her last name to sever ties with her business mogul father.
According to court documents filed April 18 from the Los Angeles County Superior Court in Santa Monica, obtained by USA TODAY, Musk’s 18-year-old daughter said in the petition for a new birth certificate that the decision to change her name was twofold: To reflect her gender identity and because, “I no longer live with or wish to be related to my biological father in any way, shape or form.”
Musk’s daughter’s previous name reflected on her birth certificate was formerly Xavier Alexander Musk. Her new requested name was redacted in online documents. Her mother is Justine Wilson, who divorced Musk in 2008. Musk had six children with the Canadian author. The former couple’s first child, Nevada Alexander Musk, died of sudden infant death syndrome at only 10 weeks.
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