Return to Roots: Thandie Newton Goes Back to Her Original Name, Thandiwe

Return to Roots: Thandie Newton Goes Back to Her Original Name, Thandiwe

- British actress Thandie Newton feels as though she has lost her identity and is getting it back

- The actress has decided to use her full name Thandiwe after it was changed for Hollywood

- Social media users took to the comments section to give support to Thandiwe and the change

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UK actress Thandie Newton has decided to revert to her original name, Thandiwe. The British actress revealed that her name was changed for the credits after she got a role for a movie in 1991 at the age of 16.

Thandiwe is now 48-years-old and has revealed that she is changing it back. Taking to social media, the actress apologised to fans about the error of the spelling of her name in British Vogue.

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Return to roots: Thandie Newton goes back to original name, Thandiwe
Thandie Newton feels that she has lost her identity and has reverted back to her full name, Thandiwe. Image: @ThandiweNewton
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"Sincerest apologies from me, for error in @BritishVogue. My name ‘Thandiwe’ is Zulu, my Mother’s tribe is Shona. That’s what happens when you’re separated from your identity for so long, that you forget who you are," she tweeted.

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Thandiwe opened up about her name during an interview with the magazine. She feels that her name has always been important and she's taking back what's hers. She has also made the change on social media.

Social media users reacted to Newton's announcement. Take a look at the reactions below:

@leiahuttslayer said:

"Thandiwe, could you let us know how to pronounce your true name? I want to make sure I’m pronouncing it correctly!"

@CdeLENIN commented:

"You should have just said it's a mutually intelligible name among Nguni languages found in Southern Africa."

@Michael_Bucwa said:

"Thank you for acknowledging your mistake. I wish nothing but happiness and love for you."

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