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deadname

or dead name

[ ded-neym ]
/ ˈdɛdˌneɪm /
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noun
the previous name of someone who has changed that name, especially the pretransition first name of a trans person.
verb (used with object) dead·named, dead·nam·ing.Also dead-name .
to call (a person, especially a trans person) by that person’s previous name, as opposed to a chosen or preferred name.
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Origin of deadname

First recorded in 2010–15
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