Definition(s) of the word Deadnaming
- Slang term for the act of using a person's old name, the one they had before changing it as part of their transition process/journey.
- Referring to a transgender person's name they used before their transition, whether intentional or not.
- The invalidating action of using a person's prior name.
Example uses of the term Deadnaming:
I had an old friend who outed me to a group of people by deadnaming me. Worse, even though it was an accident, they refused to apologize.
Did he just deadname in that tweet? Gross.
Deadnaming is just another example of how transgender people experience discrimination across the board.