Get credit switched to new name

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I was on a film about a year ago and they gave me my first IMDb credit and put my name as "Sal Belfonte" but now that I have my own IMDbPro I want to be under "Salvatore Belfonte." I have made my Salvatore Belfonte page but need that credit to be switched. How do I do that?
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gromit82, Champion

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Sal: Here's how to do the merge.

Go to the page for Sal Belfonte at 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 space in which to enter the corrected name. Enter it as:
Belfonte, Salvatore

There will also be a checkbox labeled "Preserve previous name on existing credits. i.e. '(as Sal Belfonte)'". This is very important. If you are going to be listed in the on-screen credits of ADDicted as "Sal Belfonte", leave the box checked. But if you are not going to be listed in those credits by that name, un-check the box.

There will also be an Explanation box. In that box, enter something like, "I am Salvatore Belfonte, sometimes known as Sal Belfonte. My future credits will be under the name Salvatore Belfonte, and so I am requesting that these two pages be merged under the full version of my name." Click "Check these updates".

On the next screen, you will get at least one warning, but I am not 100% certain what warning it will be. If you get a warning that says something like "You are about to merge two separate name pages into one. Are you sure you want to merge this person with Belfonte, Salvatore?" then check the box that says "Warning understood, go ahead anyway."

If you get a message that says, "We have these people with similar names:" followed by a list of names, select the option near the end of the list that says "Correct the name to 'Belfonte, Salvatore' - do not merge it with another name."

Also, if you un-checked the box on the previous page, you will get a warning that says, "By unticking the box to preserve existing credits, you are implying they are incorrect...." If indeed you are not going to be credited on ADDicted as "Sal Belfonte", then 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".

Good luck!
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Thank you so much for the help!!!