Deadname

SwissPete

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Français (CH), AE (California)
Deadname — a possible addition to the dictionary?

From an article in the online version of the San Francisco Chronicle:

A petition urging Google to allow its staff to use their chosen names on their identification badges — […] — is swiftly gaining traction […]

A deadname refers to the name a transgender individual was given at birth and is no longer the name they use upon transitioning.
 
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