Can’t edit name spelled incorrectly for a TV Show that my son was in

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My son’s name is Breighton Hamel and they have his name as Breighton Hemis for some reason, on IMDb.com I started an account, but am unable to edit anything to his name.
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Breighton Hamel

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gromit82, Champion

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Breighton: For clarity, what name was shown on screen in the episode credits? The implication at https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6929419/ is that the episode used his correct name, Breighton Hamel, but I want to make sure that is correct before advising you further?

Also, do you have, or can you get, a screen capture showing your son's name as it appeared in the credits of the episode? If so, please post it here.
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Hi, gromit:

Breighton is credited on screen as Breighton Hamel in the episode:


The odd thing is that his page seemed to have the correct primary name back in February 2017, so it looks like someone requested a name change or did a wrong merging of two different pages...



Cheers!
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Breighton Hamel

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That is weird, must have been when they merged then. Is there a way we can correct this now?
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Breighton Hamel

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That is the correct episode, Love Hurts episode 8. I do not have the credits from the show, but I do have a paystub from SAG, that I can attach, it shows the show, the episode & has his name spelled correctly. This is seems to be the only website, his name is spelled incorrectly. It should be Breighton Hamel. Thanks in advance
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Breighton: Ljdoncel has provided the evidence needed to resolve this problem.

Go to your son's page at https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6929419/ and click "Edit page".

On the next screen, on the Name Correction or Merge line, select "Add correction". Scroll down and click 'Continue".

On the next screen, there will be a blank line on which to enter the corrected name. (It may appear below a video about merging two names, which doesn't apply to this situation so you don't have to watch it.)

On the blank line, enter your son's name:
Hamel, Breighton

Un-check the box marked "Preserve previous name on existing credits. i.e. '(as Breighton Heims)'" since you don't want to preserve that incorrect name.

In the Explanation box, enter something like this: "This person is my son. His correct name is Breighton Hamel, and his only credit listed in IMDb already indicates that he was credited under his correct name. See the thread at https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/can-t-edit-name-spelled-incorrectly-for-a-tv-show-that-my-son-was-in for a screen capture showing him credited with the correct name. He has not used the name 'Breighton Heims' nor does he plan to do so in the future." Click "Check these updates".

On the next screen, you will get a warning that says, "The name 'Hamel, Breighton' is not currently in the database. We have these people with similar names ...." followed by a list of names. Select the option at the end of the list that says, "Correct the name to 'Hamel, Breighton' - do not merge it with another name."

There will also be a warning that says, "By unticking the box to preserve existing credits, you are implying they are incorrect." That's what you want, so check the box marked "Warning understood, go ahead anyway." Click "Re-check these updates".

On the next screen, your data should appear with a green background, and you should be able to click "Submit these updates".

Allow a few days for the correction to go through. Good luck!
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Breighton Hamel

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Thank you , I followed the steps and was successful. Thanks for the help!

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