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Here is a helpful list of non-binary terms. Many of these terms were gathered by crowdsourcing LGBTQ people. Of course this isn’t a comprehensive list. If you have suggestions, know of other terms or have requests let us know in the comments.

PRONOUNS

They / Them / Themselves
Ze / Zir / Zirself
Xe / Xem / Xyrself
Thon / Thons / Thonself
Fae / Faer / Faerself

FAMILY TITLES

Mom/Dad

Parent
Per (short for parent)
Par (short for parent)
Ren/Renny (derived from parent)
Dommy (mixture of mommy and daddy)
Maddy (mixture of mommy and daddy)
Mapa / Pama (mixture of mama and papa)
Muddy (mixture of mummy and daddy)
Moddy (mixture of mummy and daddy)
Zaza
Zither (zither is also the name of a musical instrument.)
Baba (baba means dad in some languages and grandmother in others.)
Nini
Bibi
Cennend (Old English Anglo-Saxon meaning parent)
Cenn (short for cennend)

Sister/Brother

Sibling
Sib
Sibster
Sibter

Aunt/Uncle

Pibling
Auncle
Cousin – as sometimes people say aunt/uncle for parents’ cousins, or much older cousins.
Titi – from Spanish for Aunt (Tia) & Uncle (Tio)
Zizi – from Italian for Aunt (Zia) & Uncle (Zio). (zizi is also a French children’s ‘cute’ word for penis.)
Nini
Bibi
Untie/Unty
Entie

Niece/Nephew

Nibling
Chibling
Cousin – as sometimes people say aunt/uncle for parents’ cousins, or much older cousins.
Sibkid
Nephiece
Niecew
Nieph

Daughter/Son

Child
Offspring
Sprog
Oldest
Youngest
Kid
Little one
Dear One
Tot
Toddler
Tween
Teen

Grandma/Grandpa

Grandparent
Grandwa
Grandy
Nini
Bibi

Granddaugter/Grandson

Grandchild
Grandkid
Grandsprog

Godmother/Godfather

Godparent

Goddaughter/Godson

Godchild
Godkid

RELATIONSHIP TITLES

Girlfriend/Boyfriend (non-serious relationship)

Date
Datefriend
Datemate
Lover
Goyfriend
Joyfriend
Paramour
Genderfriend
Sweetie
Sweetheart
[name]friend
Cuddle Buddy
Birlfriend
Feyfriend
Personfriend
Enbyfriend
Partner
Significant Other
S.O. (short for Significant Other)
Other Half
Steady
Soul Mate
Loveperson
Epox (French ‘époux’ which means husband/spouse)
Companion
Beloved
Imzadi (from Star Trek, a Betazed word similar to beloved)

Fiancée/Fiancé

Betrothed
Partner
Significant Other
S.O. (short for Significant Other)
Other Half
Sweetie
Sweetheart
Cuddle Buddy
Steady
Soul Mate
Loveperson
Epox (from French ‘époux’ which means husband/spouse)
Companion
Imzadi (from Star Trek, a Betazed word similar to beloved)

Wife/Husband

Spouse
Partner
Significant Other
S.O. (short for Significant Other)
Other Half
Sweetie
Sweetheart
Cuddle Buddy
Steady
Soul Mate
Loveperson
Epox (from French ‘époux’ which means husband/spouse)
Companion
Imzadi (from Star Trek, a Betazed word similar to beloved)

OFFICIAL TITLES

Ms./Mr.

Mx. (pronounced Mix)
M
Misc or Misk (derived from the Latin word miscellus, meaning “mixed)
Msr (mixture of Ms. and Mr.)
Ind. (short for Individual)

MISCELLANEOUS TITLES

Ma’am/Sir

Comrade
Friend
Citizen
Tiz (short for citizen)
Mirdam
Mistdam
Sir’ram
Laddam
Mir
Pal
Good Morning/Good Afternoon – a good way to start formal emails instead of Dear

King/Queen

Monarch
Ruler
Sovereign
Your Majesty
Quing (mix of King and Queen)
Caln (created word based on the K/Q sound of King and Queen)
Regent

Prince/Princess

Prin
Prinxe
Princet
Princette
Princev
Princen
Princus
Your Highness
Heir
Princex

Lord/Lady

Lairde
Layde
Ruler
Liege
Sovereign
Suzerain
Potentate

God/Goddess

God
Goddex
Goddette
Goddeq
Deity

Boy/Girl

Kid
Enby
Neut
Newt
Null
Gul

Fanboy/Fangirl

Fanenby
Fanby
Fangeek

Career/Job Titles

Police Officer
Firefighter
Postie or Postal Worker
Salesperson
Server
Bartender
Actor
Manager
Business Person
Chair Person
Pastor
Door Keeper
Meteorologist or Weather Person
Administrative Assistant (instead of secretary)

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