Thandie Newton will now go by her real name, Thandiwe, declaring she’s “taking back what’s mine.”
She earned her doctorate with a dissertation titled: “Black names in white classrooms: Teacher behaviors and student perceptions.”
“I was just appalled how someone would think that I wanted to be them and I actually went to medical school,” Dr. Drai said.
Sonny One of the few boys’ names indelibly tied to one celebrity ― Sonny Bono ― has a retro nickname-name vibe. Celebrities
Plus, other things she's done to connect with her namesake over the years.