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Thandiwe Newton corrects spelling of her name after years of being known as  Thandie | Ents & Arts News | Sky News
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Thandiwe Newton

Newton’s mother is a Zimbabwean princess, making Newton a princess as well, according to Shona custom.

The Zimbabwean princess recently said she now wants to be known professionally and publicly as Thandiwe, reverting to the Zimbabwean Nguni spelling and sense of her name. 

“That’s my name. It’s always been my name. I’m taking back what’s mine,” Newton said of Thandiwe to British Vogue.

Thandiwe is pronounced tan-DEE-way and the actress wants her future film and TV credits to carry the name her mother bestowed on her.

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