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Disrespectfully calling someone by their old name after they have changed their name. In particular, this is something done to transgender people.
"Well I've always known you as James, so I'm going to keep calling you James."
"Stop deadnaming me. My name is Jamie."
by happycookie September 06, 2015
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Using a transgendered person pre-transition (birth) name or gender pronouns to refer to him or her.
Bruce Jenner, known to some as Caitlyn, claims he has always considered himself a woman "on the inside".

The above is an example of deadnaming.
by Titothedogtrainer September 25, 2015
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