In April, Musk and Zillis filed a petition calling for the twins’ names to “keep their father’s last name” and include their mother’s last name as part of their middle name, citing court documents in the report. Said to have happened.
A month later, a Texas judge approved the petition, the report said.
A court docket summary on the Westlaw Legal Research Service showed that a judge signed a “order to change the names of multiple children” on May 11, following a name change petition from Musk and Zillis on April 25 of this year.
The report said without citing any source that Zilis Musk has been released recently as one of the people he can tap on to run Twitter Inc., following the acquisition in a $44 billion deal.
Zillis, 36, is recognized on his LinkedIn profile as director of operations and special projects at Neuralink, which Musk, 51, co-founded and chaired. He started working at the company in May 2017, the same month he was given a project name. Director in Artificial Intelligence at Tesla, where he worked until 2019.
According to her profile on LinkedIn, she also serves as a board member at the artificial-intelligence research firm OpenAI, which was co-founded by Musk.
The news of the twins brings the total number of Musk’s children to nine. Musk shares two children with Canadian singer Grimes and five other children with his ex-wife Canadian author Justin Wilson.
Musk and Grimes welcomed their second child via surrogate in December. According to a Page Six report in September last year, the billionaire said he and Grimes were “quasi-separated”.
Musk and Zillis did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comments.