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The term '''deadname''' refers to the name given at birth to a [[transgender]]/[[nonbinary]]/[[genderfluid]] person who has chosen a different name. Even if the person's legal name is their birth name (i.e. they have not had it legally changed), it is still considered a deadname if they prefer to be called something else.
 
The term '''deadname''' refers to the name given at birth to a [[transgender]]/[[nonbinary]]/[[genderfluid]] person who has chosen a different name. Even if the person's legal name is their birth name (i.e. they have not had it legally changed), it is still considered a deadname if they prefer to be called something else.
   
The verb '''deadnaming''' is the act of referring to a trans/nonbinary person by their birth name, which is almost universally considered offensive. Deadnaming can cause [[gender dysphoria]], and can out the person being deadnamed, possibly causing further harassment and [[Discrimination against nonbinary gender people|discrimination]].
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The verb '''deadnaming''' is the act of referring to a trans/nonbinary person by their birth name, which is almost universally considered offensive. Deadnaming can cause [[gender dysphoria]], and can out the person being deadnamed, possibly causing further harassment and [[Discrimination against nonbinary people|discrimination]].
   
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
* [[Names]]
 
* [[Names]]
*[[Discrimination against nonbinary gender people]]
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* [[Discrimination against nonbinary people]]
   
 
[[Category:Transition]]
 
[[Category:Transition]]

Latest revision as of 14:31, 10 July 2021

The term deadname refers to the name given at birth to a transgender/nonbinary/genderfluid person who has chosen a different name. Even if the person's legal name is their birth name (i.e. they have not had it legally changed), it is still considered a deadname if they prefer to be called something else.

The verb deadnaming is the act of referring to a trans/nonbinary person by their birth name, which is almost universally considered offensive. Deadnaming can cause gender dysphoria, and can out the person being deadnamed, possibly causing further harassment and discrimination.

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