dead naming

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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
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In Humanity, he says he's been accused of "dead-naming" (referring to Jenner by her previous name), but the comedian insists the punchline isn't transphobic - it's more focused on the actions carried out by Jenner.