Dead-Naming is using a transgender persons previous name and pronouns prior to transition.
Let me say that when a person makes the decision to transition and go by new name and pronouns this should be respected. Most of us have spent many hours, days, and years trying to make the decision to acknowledge our true identity. Severe consequences can happen when people are dead-named. The reality is you dead-naming someone will never help bring the person around to the name and pronouns you prefer. Dead-naming is exceptionally hurtful and genuinely causes a person to pull away from the offender. Emotionally the pain and hurt can lead to mental health issues. You will lose people you love if you continually dead-name someone.
I understand sometimes it takes a bit to adjust to a persons new name and pronouns. There may be times you accidently use the wrong name or pronoun apologize and move forward. I can't express the fact enough its extremely hurtful to continually use a name and pronouns a person has changed.
PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO USE A PERSON'S CHOSEN NAME AND PRONOUNS.
Stop the Hurtful Dead-naming Please it Hurts more than you know!