Dubtiopronomial, also known as dubitopronoun or pronoun questioning is when one is unsure of their pronouns. This could present as feeling uncomfortable or dysphoric with your previous/current pronouns, trying out new pronouns, or wanting to use other pronouns.
Individuals who are dubitopronomial may (but not necessarily) go by gender neutral pronouns, use more than one set of pronouns (multipronomial), use all pronouns (panpronomial), not care what pronouns are used for them (apapronomial), use their name as pronouns, or use no pronouns (nullpronomial) while questioning their pronouns.
Many transgender individuals are dubitopronomial at some stage of their transition. Others who are questioning their gender may also be dubitopronomial.
Similar terms include pronoun ambivalent, where one has mixed feelings about their pronouns or about using pronouns at all.
Terms such as pronoun questioning have existed in transgender communities for decades.
Incertanoun, a term with the same meaning as dubitopronomial, was coined around June, 2021 by moderator Yuno of the since-deleted Tumblr blog mogai-kinniez. It also had a flag based off Enbygsrd’s gender questioning flag. After it was revealed to be a troll blog and that the term may not have been genuine, Fandom user foreigntoolmaker coined dubitopronomial as a genuine term on June 10th, 2021.
“Dubito” is the Latin verb for “to doubt” “to deliberate” or “to be uncertain”. One who is dubitopronomial feels this way towards their pronouns.
The flag was created by Fandom user foreigntoolmaker on on June 11th, 2021. It is based on the rainbow pride flag, with the colors also representing the wide variety of sets and types of pronouns. The black stripe represents nullpronomial people. The white square represents old/current pronouns and questioning them, and the gray square represents new pronouns and experimenting with them.