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  • Cue this anecdote, same source:

    “In one community that I had associations with in central Australia white officials in the 1930’s and 40’s had given many people ‘white’ names based on the day of the week on which they were born.

    “When I was there in the 1970’s several of these people had recently died.

    “This caused problems when children at school were reciting the days of the week. The word ‘Kwementyaye’ was used locally in place of a name that couldn’t be used. The week at school accordingly became ‘Monday, Kwementyaye, Wednesday, Kwementyaye, Kwementyaye, Kwementyaye, Sunday’. Within a couple of years, though, all of the days of the week could be freely used again.”

    February 5, 2018

  • Do we have a list of not names? In some Australian Aboriginal languages this happens:

    "In some areas, families may determine that a substitute name such as ‘Kumantjayi’, ‘Kwementyaye’ or ‘Kunmanara’ may be used instead of a deceased person’s first name for a period. This is also known as a ‘bereavement term’."


    February 5, 2018

  • Urban Dictionary says "The birth name of somebody who has changed their name. Most commonly attributed to trans people, but can be attributed to any person who has changed their name.


    v. 1. To call somebody by their deadname. 

    v. 2. To out somebody's deadname to the public."

    February 2, 2018

  • The name a trans person had prior to transition, not to be used post-

    February 2, 2018

  • COMMENT: she is nothing!. shes famous for a sex video and having lip injections and butt implants. Its too bad she breaths the same air as everyone else, such a waste. Well the whole clan is, from Bruce Jenner aka "caitlyn" to kylie and kendall Jenner. I know i should just skip over anything about them, but i had to see about her sending her haters stuff. I think its just for attention.

    REPLY: There was literally no need to deadname Caitlyn in your little rant. If you don't like the Kardashians then don't click on the articles.

    (I did not correct any of the punctuation, etc, even though it was tempting.)

    Would someone please define deadname? I'm a bit confused. The Twitter feed is all over the place with examples, but none nail it.

    February 2, 2018