deadnaming

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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includes targeted mis-gendering or deadnaming of transgender
Giving Twitter some due, the platform recently updated its policy to ban users who target individuals with "repeated slurs, tropes, or other content that intends to dehumanize, degrade, or reinforce negative stereotypes about a protected category." This includes "targeted mis-gendering or deadnaming of transgender individuals." The second term refers to the practice of calling a transgender person by their former name, and while free speech proponents might think this rule goes too far, others argue it can change behaviors to ultimately improve communication.
It won't dwell on hot-button issues like the problem of 'deadnaming' (calling a trans person by their birth name) or the furore over which toilets they should use.
Roberts worries that deadnaming both prevents the community from identifying victims and fosters mistrust of police.
This discrimination often takes the form of (https://www.salon.com/2016/02/10/gender_neutral_pronouns_partner/) misgendering  (using the wrong pronouns for someone) and (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/08/14/laverne-cox-lambastes-deadnaming-what-is-it-and-why-is-it-a-problem/?utm_term=.449b1dacb219) deadnaming  (using someone's previous and incorrect name).
Law enforcement also has a history of deliberately misgendering and deadnaming trans people and asking all LGBTQ folks the wrong questions.