dead name

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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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"As you probably guessed," Roberts wrote, "Sasha was deadnamed and horribly disrespected by the local Orlando media."
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Ebony herself, like so many other victims of trans-related violence, had not changed her legal name and was misgendered and deadnamed by initial police and media reports.