Help! Duplicate name pages that can't merge.

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I'm pulling my hair out here, how do you delete a duplicate page with your name? I have two somehow! All three names are the same so I can't merge but two are full of credits I don't want listed anymore so I just want to delete them.
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Bryony Neylan-Francis

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Adrian, Champion

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You should be able to merge the name pages. Name Merges are only backed up a few days. If you submitted it before 2/23 there is a problem. Have you tried merging them? It isn't clear from your post.

However, you will not be able to delete credits that you don't want listed. That's not how IMDb works. They seek to be the most complete source of credit listings. See: https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/contribution-information/i-tried-to-delete-data-but-it-st...#
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Bryony Neylan-Francis

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Sorry yes I have tried merging, I get a message saying it can't do that as they are both the same name.
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Following up on Adrian's post, the directions below are for both name pages.

Go to either the name page with the higher Roman numeral (II) or the name page with the missing dash.

Click the Edit page button at the bottom of the page.

When you get to the update page in the Name Correction or Merge section, type the name this way:

Neylan-Francis, Bryony (I) 

After clicking the blue Re-check these updates button, the next update page should now be in yellow.

In the explanation box, write a brief message why the name is being changed. (Example: Same person on both pages. Please merge.) You can also add the URL of this discussion in the explanation box. 

You need to acknowledge the following yellow warning message:

(You are about to merge two separate name pages into one.
Are you sure you want to merge this person with Neylan-Francis, Bryony (I)?).

Click the checkbox to the left of the following statement:

Warning understood, go ahead anyway.

Click the blue Re-check these updates button. 

The page should now be in green and ready for submission.

Give at least 2-3 days for both name page mergers to process. 

Also, it appears that you are the only person with this name so the Roman numerals will eventually drop off. 

I hope this helps. Please write back if you have any problems submitting this information. 
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