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* '''Non.''' Follows a similar pattern (CvC) to Mom or Dad, could be short for "nonbinary".
*'''Nonny.''' Based on the N in NB, similar to Mommy or Daddy, generally used when a child is referring to their nonbinary parent.
*'''Numa.''' A nickname that was repurposed to be a parent name. Coincidentally like a combination of Nonbinary Mumma.
* '''Par.''' "Neutral, short for parent."<ref name="titles queeries"></ref>
*'''Pare''': Short for '''pare'''nt. Can call to mind an au pair, which is a live in childcare worker (usually a woman but not always). The term means equal to, implying that one is equal to a mother or father. Also similar to père, or the French word for father. Other associations include pear (the fruit) or pair, as in the other half of a couple.
* '''Bibi.''' "Queer, based on the B in NB [nonbinary], similar to Titi/Zizi."<ref name="titles queeries"></ref>
* '''Cousin.''' "Neutral, as sometimes people say aunt/uncle for parents’ cousins, or much older cousins."<ref name="titles queeries"></ref>
*'''Nibi.''' Combination of Nini and Bibi, based on NB.
* '''Entle.''' "Non-standard alternative that combines the sounds of ''aunt'' and ''uncle'' in a single word."<ref>[https://overexplainingautistic.tumblr.com/post/172886551884/gender-neutral-variant-of-auntuncle?is_related_post=1 Gender neutral variant of aunt/uncle] by Over Explaining Autistic</ref>
* '''Nini.''' "Queer, based on the N in NB, similar to Titi/Zizi."<ref name="titles queeries"></ref>
* '''Ommer.''' Non-standard genderqueer term for "aunt/uncle".
*'''Oggy.''' Non-standard genderqueer/nonbinary term for parents sibling.
* '''Pibling.''' "Neutral, your parent’s sibling."<ref name="titles queeries"></ref>
* '''Titi.''' "Neutral, from the Spanish for Aunt (Tia) and Uncle (Tio). (however, it is often a diminutivediminuative of aunt.) Tie is also gaining popularity the neutral e becoming more prevalent in casual Spanish. "<ref name="titles queeries"></ref> "Titi" also happens to be a vulgar Filipino term for penis.{{Citation needed}}
* '''Zizi.''' "Neutral, from the Italian for Aunt (Zia) and Uncle (Zio). (Note: zizi is also a French children’s ‘cute’ word for penis.)"<ref name="titles queeries"></ref>
* '''Untie/Unty.''' "Queer, combination of uncle and auntie/aunty."<ref name="titles queeries"></ref>
* '''Boygirlfriend.''' "Queer, for bigender or androgynous people."<ref name="titles queeries"></ref>
* '''Cuddle Buddy.''' "Neutral, cheesy."<ref name="titles queeries"></ref>
* '''Darling.''' Neutral, a general term of affection, similar to sweetheart but not antiquated.
* '''Datefriend.''' "Neutral, the person you are dating, but fitting the boyfriend/girlfriend pattern."<ref name="titles queeries"></ref>
* '''Datemate.''' "Neutral, a rhyming version of datefriend, the person you are dating."<ref name="titles queeries"></ref>
* '''Birlfriend.''' "Queer, mix of boyfriend and girlfriend."<ref name="titles queeries"></ref> [[Birl]] is also a particular gender identity.
* '''Boifriend.''' "Queer, [[boi]] is a particular gender identity."<ref name="titles queeries"></ref>
* '''Boofriend.''' "Neutral, playing off of 'Boo' (above)." Great cute option!
* '''Bothfriend.''' "Queer, for [[bigender]] or [[androgynous]] people."<ref name="titles queeries"></ref>
* '''Boygirlfriend.''' "Queer, for bigender or androgynous people."<ref name="titles queeries"></ref>
* '''Companion.''' "Neutral, reference to Doctor Who’s companions, or Firefly’s Companions."<ref name="titles queeries"></ref>
* '''Cuddle Buddy.''' "Neutral, cheesy."<ref name="titles queeries"></ref>
* '''Darling.''' Neutral, a general term of affection, similar to sweetheart but not antiquated.
* '''Datemate.''' Queer, for nonbinary people.
* '''Enbyfriend.''' "Queer, based on boyfriend and girfriend. (note: enby comes from NB, non-binary)."<ref name="titles queeries"></ref>
* '''Feyfriend.''' Queer, due to the implications of "fey."<ref name="titles queeries"></ref>
 
* '''Betrothed.''' "Neutral, formal."<ref name="titles queeries"></ref> Usually means an arranged marriage.
* '''Spouse-to-be.'''
*'''Intended'''. Implies intent to marry.
 
=====Spouse=====
* '''Monarch.''' Standard gender neutral term for a king or queen.
* '''Monarch's heir.''' Gender neutral term for a prince or princess.
* '''Movie star.''' or ''TV star''. Standard gender neutral termterms for "actor"/"actress", although increasingly the word "actor" is being used regardless of gender,<ref name="Hartzer">{{Cite web |title=Gender Neutral: Actor |last=Hartzer |first=Paul |work=Medium |date=2 January 2020 |access-date=3 July 2020 |url= https://medium.com/@paulhartzer/gender-neutral-actor-90f5ff200f4d}}</ref> including by some nonbinary stars such as [[Asia Kate Dillon]].<ref name="Dillon2020">{{Cite web |title='Billions' Star Asia Kate Dillon Calls for SAG Awards to Abolish Gender-Specific Categories (EXCLUSIVE) |last=Dillon |first=Asia Kate |work=Variety |date=10 June 2020 |access-date=3 July 2020 |url= https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/asia-kate-dillon-billions-sag-awards-open-letter-1234630871/#!}}</ref>
* '''Noble.''' A nobleman/noblewoman, lord/lady, prince/princess, duke/duchess, or many other noble ranks that lack specific gender neutral titles.
* '''Prime.''' Derived from Latin. Gender Neutral term for a prince or princess.
* '''Princette.''' Queer, based on the Prince/ess ending. Gender Neutral term for a prince or princess.
* '''Princexx/Princex/Prinx''' Other gender neutral terms for Prince/Princess/Royalty incorporating the letter x; a common indicator of gender neutral language.
* '''Royalty.''' Standard. Usually refers to a family but can be used as a Gender Neutral term for a prince/princess or a king/queen.
* '''Noble.''' A nobleman/noblewoman, lord/lady, prince/princess, duke/duchess, or many other noble ranks that lack specific gender neutral titles.
* '''Pilot.''' Standard gender neutral term for aviator or aviatrix.
* '''Police officer''' or '''cop'''. Standard gender neutral termterms for policeman or policewoman.
* '''Server.''' Standard gender neutral term for a person who provides items to customers, such as a "waiter/waitress" or "steward/stewardess".
* '''Priestx''' Other gender neutral term to substitute for Priest or Priestess, mainly used in [[Pagan]] community.
* '''Royalty.''' Standard. Usually refers to a family but can be used as a Gender Neutral term for a prince/princess or a king/queen.
* '''Server.''' Standard gender neutral term for a person who provides items to customers, such as a "waiter/waitress" or "steward/stewardess".
* '''Wix'''. Neologistic gender neutral term for a magic user (akin to "witch"/"wizard"). Originated in Harry Potter fandom<ref>https://wixenzine.tumblr.com/about</ref>, created by tumblr blog magicqueers.<ref>https://fanlore.org/wiki/Wix</ref> However, many people view "witch" as gender neutral instead of specific to women.<ref>[https://getbewitched.tumblr.com/post/622284433430609920/are-you-still-a-witch-if Are you still a witch if:]</ref><ref>[https://black-raven200.tumblr.com/post/622866451403063296/the-term-witch-is-gender-neutral-pass-it-on The term “witch” is gender neutral, pass it on]</ref><ref>[https://ravenhexxx.tumblr.com/post/190956765857 A witch is a witch regardless of gender]</ref>
 
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