dead name

dead name

1. verb To refer to a transgender person by the name and/or pronouns they used before transitioning to the gender they currently identify as. Please stop dead naming Caitlyn Jenner as "Bruce."
2. noun The name and pronouns a transgender person used before transitioning to the gender they currently identify as.; a transgender person's birth name. "Bruce" is Caitlyn Jenner's dead name.
See also: dead, name

dead naming

The act of referring to a transgender person by the name and/or pronouns they used before transitioning to the gender they currently identify as. Dead naming is just a way to show contempt for transgender people.
See also: dead, name
References in classic literature ?
Better a thousand times my conclusions should be discredited than that my dead name should lie across the threshold of the temple of Science--a bar to further inquiry."
Ms Hayden is said to have contacted the police with complaints of "transphobia" after Mr Linehan referred to her as "he" and using her "dead name", by referencing her by names she used before her transition.
Viewers reacted angrily, with transgender fan Shane Riley tweeting: "Robbie Williams should've thought twice about asking Felix his dead name. It's invasive and just damn rude."