Unaipon Family | Name Changes

This father-and-son duo managed to defy the odds in Australian colonial society and became self-actualized individuals. James & David Ngunaitponi James Ngunaitponi is indigenous Australian who originates from the Ngarrindjeri nation. His name was originally in its most accurate Aboriginal form. He spent his life as a preacher, after being self-taught in English. He then …

Joseph Conrad | Name Changes

Behind the name of this famous writer is a life of adventure. J√≥zef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski His parents were Polish land gentry named Apollo Korzeniowski and Ewa Bobrowska in 1857. The Korzeniowski family settled in the area of what became known as Ukraine in the 17th century. Because Apollo was fiercely against Russian rule, he …

Molefi Kete Asante | Name Changes

The path to self-realization involves knowing one’s own identity. Arthur Lee Smith He was born to a family of sixteen to a peanut factory worker and a domestic worker. He would attend the Nashville Christian Institute, which was a black school based on the Church of Christ denomination. He would later earn an A.A. at …

Darth Vader | Name Changes

This is not necessarily a famous inclusion, though the rationale behind the name change is interesting enough. Eric Welch (not Anakin Skywalker) He grew up in foster homes and orphanages. When he grew up, he started working as a handyman and in security. He also became a Marine. As for other struggles he faced, he …

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