Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?

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Deadnaming or birthnaming occurs when a trans and/or nonbinary person is named not by their chosen/new legal and correct name, but with or without intent by the name given to them at birth, which often induces gender dysphoria and is generally perceived to be very uncomfortable and especially when done multiple times and with visible intent to be very offensive and upsetting.
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Movie • 2023 Report
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bigbud
The main villain insists on calling the sentient animals by their code numbers rather than the names they chose for themselves.
TV Show • 2022 Report
Yes
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Pantalones
Jim is called by their birthname by the nun who raised them and trained them. Jim's pronouns are respected by the nun, however.
TV Show • 2005 Report
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I dont remember the episode but its a trans couple (mtf and ftm) and one of their fathers deadnames them.
Movie • 2021 Report
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jdpamv
Not with clear intent but yes, there is one scene with deadnaming.
YouTube • 2023 Report
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Jailyn
There is — at first before the eggs were discovered to be different genders from the same sex they were assigned to. JuanaFlippa goes by JuanaFlippa and her family excepts her after finding out, celebrating. And Leonardo/a is excepting of her/his identity! Both are equally trans and gender-fluid eggs!
Movie • 2018 Report
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Cassiman
After Paimon possesses Peter, he is referred to as Charlie, who is the girl he used to possess.
Movie Report
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outface_ostrich
The deadnaming scene is quite intense since it was used as a punishment. Also the character who was deadnamed apologized first, before the other character apologized.
TV Show • 2013 Report
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Sleepyfroggi
Character gets called the same name as his mom and is referred to with she/her pronouns.
TV Show • 2011 Report
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TV Show • 1997 Report
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KankriVantas
S19
 E19
Caitlyn Jenner gets deadnamed a couple of times by Gerald and Kyle, Kyle corrects himself but Gerald doesn't.
TV Show Report
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eos
S1
 E1
in a manner of speaking; a character goes by an alias as a result of an ongoing identity crisis, while another character always calls them by their birth name.
TV Show • 2019 Report
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Whatevenarenames
The O Blitzø's name is silent (I'm guessing he changed it because he doesn't want to be associated with the circus he grew up in), but people constantly disregard this, usually on purpose just to upset him. I'm not sure if this counts as deadnaming, but I'll put it here just to be safe.
TV Show • 2013 Report
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DamonAmbrzy
a trans woman's wife mentions her deadname sometime early on in season 1, saying "i married a man named (deadname), and i cry for him all the time."
Video Game • 2020 Report
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jdpamv
Lev is deadnamed by a villainous group.
Movie • 1999 Report
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SiRenfield
Smith referring to Neo as “Mr. Anderson” is basically confirmed to be an allegory for this…that and the movie itself kind of does it retroactively on a meta level
Movie • 2007 Report
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keiragrenier
technically in the beginning credits elliot page (who plays juno) is deadnamed
Movie • 1994 Report
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SpikeGreene
SPOILER -- Ace himself, upon discovering is a trans woman, says she is "a man." He also deadnames her more than once. Ace's disgusting behaviour is fully glamourised by the film, not questioned once, and he does worse than only deadnaming -- see the other categories here relating to mistreatment of trans people.
Movie • 2022 Report
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Anonymous
A trans (mtf) character is forced to stay in a male-only cabin and wear masculine clothing. The character is also referred to as her deadname and called “he”
Movie • 2023 Report
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nan
The main character gets consistently deadnamed by others throughout the film, both before and after coming out.
Book • 2022 Report
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Mel15
Yes, the main character's mother only uses his deadname for him. I think a priest also.
But there is also a great depiction of how to do it right.
TV Show • 2015 Report
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TV Show • 1994 Report
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SiRenfield
Chandler’s dad kind of…granted it’s not really clear if they’re a gay drag queen or a trans woman so it’s possible “Helena Handbasket” is just a stage name…I don’t know?
TV Show • 2009 Report
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TV Show • 2007 Report
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Hunter_CB
S4
 E4
In TDROTI, B is not canon-trans but he is ashamed by his feminine legal name and characters (Scott and Chris) repeatedly call him this name. It could very closely resemble a trans person being purposefully deadnamed and may be triggering.
TV Show • 1989 Report
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Jamjam
S20
 E20
A weird example - Dr Hibbert says of Helen Lovejoy: "I remember when she was Helen Schwartzbaum, and I remember when she was Harold Schwartzbaum!" Helen has never been depicted as trans before or after this and has a biological child with Reverend Lovejoy, their daughter Jessica.
TV Show • 1989 Report
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CMster
A character's former partner has transitioned and is referred to by her deadname
Movie • 2003 Report
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Mr. Pendanski refers to the boys with their legal names, rather than their nicknames. When Stanley innocently calls Armpit by his name, he gets physical and corrects him. It's not given the same weight as an actual dead naming, but could be triggering to someone with that kind if trauma.
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sparkyblue5
A character deadnames Bernadette
Video Game • 2023 Report
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pragmaticprosecutor
A character is a member of a species that reincarnates at the end of their lifespan. He is repeatedly referred to with names his past incarnations used, when he clearly does not want to be and no longer identifies with those names. The character is not canonically transgender but the way he is treated could be reminiscent of deadnaming/transphobia for some people.
Book • 2023 Report
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ScherzoSeven
The two trans characters are constantly deadnamed throughout the book.