Elon Musk’s Trans Child Files for Name Change

Musk’s transgender-identifying son requested the change after becoming a legal adult.

QUICK FACTS:
  • Elon Musk’s son has filed a petition to have his name legally changed citing his desire to no longer be associated with his father.
  • Former Xavier Alexander Musk was born a male and has announced that he identified as female, turned 18 recently, and petitioned the court to change his name.
  • Xavier also petitioned that the court change his gender recognition from male to female, according to court documents filed in April.
  • The new name has been redacted. However, the mother’s name can be seen as Justice Wilson, who divorced Musk in 2008.
  • Speculation has arisen that Xavier Musk petitioned the court to change his name to Vivian, though confirmation has not been found.
  • Musk has recently become somewhat of a darling of the left and tweeted in 2020 that, “I absolutely support trans, but all these pronouns are an esthetic nightmare.”
XAVIER’S FAMILY:
  • Elon musk was married to Xavier’s mother, Justine, from 2000-2008.
  • Their first son, Nevada, was born in 2002 and died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome at 10 weeks.
  • The pair then had twins, Xavier and Griffin, and triplets, Damian, Kai, and Saxon.
  • Musk has two other children, X Æ A-Xii and Exa Dark Sideræl—who goes by Y—with singer Grimes.
BACKGROUND:
  • Musk, born in South Africa, is the CEO of Tesla and Space X, and will likely soon be the CEO of social media platform Twitter.
  • The billionaire is currently the richest man in the world and has garnered favor with Republicans due to recent indications that he leans to the right, at least regarding his belief in freedom of speech.