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Posted on Wednesday, 7 Apr 2021 by Mina Galić

The Naming of Names

I used to be called Igor. I’m not anymore.

Some people change names. Trans people get to chose their names.

I chose Mina.

In trans circles, “Igor” would be my dead-name. But I’m a technical person, and so, technically speaking, “Igor” is deprecated.

Deprecated APIs might still answer the call, while issuing a warning. I’ll still answer to it, but the only answer will be that my name is now Mina.