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I have several friends who have changed name and/or gender while I've known them. I know one who has changed her last name (but not her first name or gender) 5 times in the decades I've known her. I do it this way, ... sort of like the work that Jo NewName was doing here 5 years ago ... Jo NewName? Who's that? We didn't have anyone like that here then! Oh,...


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If in any way possible, avoid using their deadname. Try to describe your former colleague and connect this to the chosen name, then keep using it, without a need to discuss the chosen name and pronouns. "Do you remember the project lead of the the KERMIT project? She goes by Isobel now. Anyway, she did this thing I just remembered and will keep on ...


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I think it really depends on the situation. In a relatively informal setting this might be pleasantly accepted, but there are situations where it would be problematic. In particular, I've been involved in workplace settings, with regulations requiring that all business communication is in English. One main reason given is that even in situations when you ...


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