At the same time as the 18th birthday, one of the 7 children of Tesla boss Elon Musk is said to have submitted an application for a name change in April. It is not only about the famous surname, but also about the first name and the associated biological gender.

One of the twin siblings from Musk’s marriage to author Justine Wilson wants his name changed from Xavier Alexander Musk to Vivian Jenna Wilson. This was reported by the American tabloid magazine “TMZ”, citing relevant court documents.

As reasons for the step, the 18-year-old named her gender identity on the one hand, but on the other hand that she did not want to be associated with her biological father “in any way” in the future. The corresponding hearing for the name change in the US state of California will take place on Friday.

According to media reports, if the application is approved, a new birth certificate will also be issued.

Xavier Musk self-identifies as a female. Elon Musk recently spoke out in favor of the rights of transgender people, but at the same time supports the US Republicans, who want to restrict the rights of LGBTQ people.

Two years ago, the Tesla boss also tweeted that the multitude of pronouns was an “aesthetic nightmare”. So far, neither Elon nor Xavier Musk has commented on the reports.