Why did actress Thandie Newton reclaim her Zimbabwean birth name spelling, Thandiwe?


In the May 2021 May issue of British Vogue, which will be available on newsstands on April 9, 2021, Thandiwe explains that the W was carelessly left out of her name on her first acting credit.

Now, after many years and life’s experiences , she states that she is in control, and she is taking back what has always be hers – her name Thandiwe, which means beloved in Zulu.

You can read the full article where she goes into detail here: British Vogue:

“I’m Taking Back What’s Mine”: The Many Lives Of Thandiwe Newton

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