Elon Musk’s 18-year-old child petitions to change last name, citing desire to cut ties with Tesla CEO

One of Musk’s children has filed for a name change, citing ‘the fact that I no longer live with or wish to be related to my biological father in any way, shape or form’ as the reason for the petition. — AFP/TNS

LOS ANGELES: One of Elon Musk’s children has filed a request in Los Angeles County Superior Court to change their last name from Musk, citing a desire to cut ties with their famous father.

Vivian Jenna Wilson filed the petition to legally change names on April 18, a day after turning 18, court documents show.

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Wilson cited gender identity as a reason for the name change and “the fact that I no longer live with or wish to be related to my biological father in any way, shape or form”.

The teen is one of five children Musk shares with writer Justine Wilson. The couple filed for divorce in 2008.

In addition to his children with Wilson, Musk has two children with musician Grimes.

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The Tesla Inc chief executive has previously come under fire for criticising the use of preferred pronouns for transgender and nonbinary people.

Currently the world’s richest man, Musk has made recent headlines with his ongoing attempt to purchase Twitter for US$44bil (RM193.46bil) and for using his SpaceX satellite dishes to provide Internet access in war-torn Ukraine. – Los Angeles Times/Tribune News Service

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